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First Lady donates food items towards Homowo

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA
– Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady, has made donations of food items to
three paramount stools in Accra towards their Homowo Festival on Saturday,
August 12.

The stools are
Ngleshie Alata, Akumadjen and Otublohum.

The items were
gallons of cooking oil, bags of maize, cartons of drinks and a total cash of GH¢10,000.00.

The First Lady was
accompanied at the presentation by Mr Adjiri Blankson, a member of the Council
of State, Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr
Ishmael Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister and some staff of the Accra
Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the Regional Co-ordinating Council.

Mrs Akufo-Addo
asked the chiefs and people of Ga Mashie to celebrate the Homowo in peace to
demonstrate to the Government their readiness to support in the development of
the area. 

Nii Kojo Ababio V,
the Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata expressed gratitude to the Government for
the donation and commended it for its commitment of ensuring peace in Accra.

He took the
opportunity to extend an invitation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to
grace the festival with the people of James Town.

He appealed to the
AMA to wage vigorous fight against insanitary challenges in the city,
especially along the beaches of Accra.

Nii Kojo Ababio
urged the citizens to remain united and help champion the development plans of
their communities.

Nii Ayikai III,
Paramount Chief of Akumadjen thanked the Government for the kind gesture and
encouraged the President to continue with his good works of making Accra
peaceful.

Nii Dodoo Nsaki
III, the Paramount Chief of Otublohum and the Acting President of the Ga
Traditional Council, also expressed gratitude to the Government for the
donation and called on the people to come together to develop Accra.

Mr Blankson told
the chiefs and people of Accra that it had been a great concern for the
Government to ensure peace in this year’s Homowo festival and expressed worry
over the chieftaincy disputes which had setback the development of Accra.

He said the
Regional Security Council had directed that all chiefs and the youth should
restrict the sprinkling of the “Kpokpoi”, the traditional food within their
jurisdictions for peace to prevail.

GNA

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