The First Woman, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday paid out a courtesy simply call on Ga chiefs inside the Larger Accra Area to show them solidarity as they get ready for their approaching Homowo competition.
She also dispersed assorted meals products to the chiefs and folks to enable them to mark the yearly pageant in a grand type.
Among the the a variety of palaces, she visited within just the Ga Mashie, have been the Ga Mantse Stool Property, Sempe Mantse Palace, Akumanjen Mantse, Palace, Otublohum Mantse Palace, and Asere Mantse Stool House.
The relaxation had been Nii Tetteh Ankamah We, Nae We, Korle We, Sakumo We, Asafoatse Mankata, and the Chorkor Mantse. Also, among the objects donated had been luggage of maize, luggage of palm nuts, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, packs of bottled water, and undisclosed sums of cash.
Mrs Akufo-Addo, was accompanied on the check out by Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament (MP) for Anyaa –Sowutuom, Ms Elizabeth Sackey, Deputy Better Accra Regional Minister, Ms Irene Naa Torshie, Administrator of the District Assembly Prevalent Fund and former MP for Tema West, and Nii Adjei Sowah, the Chief Government Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
Other individuals have been the NPP Parliamentary applicant for Odododoidoo, Nii Lante Bannerman, and Chief Government Officer of Coastal Development Authority, Mr Jerry Shaibu Ahmed.
At a accumulating to mark the beginning of the celebration, the To start with Lady reiterated the worth of common festivals these types of as the Homowo, which she said, provided the platform to deepen ancestral know-how and improve kinship bonds.
She commended the people of Ga Mashie for trying to keep the peace of the area, and a united entrance for the essential Festival, stating, “a united standard entrance is what elicits financial investments, which expedites enhancement in any community”.
She urged the people today to take advantage of the many social intervention procedures currently being carried out by the New Patriotic Celebration (NPP) authorities, together with the Cost-free Senior Higher Faculty plan, to split the vicious cycle of semi-literacy and poverty in their communities.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo, pledged her Rebecca Foundation’s continuous willpower and assistance to enhance the government’s endeavours to enrich the life of the citizens.
She said she would, therefore, keep on with the Foundation’s initiatives currently currently being implemented in a variety of communities such as the “Terema” venture (supporting females to make improvements to their financial position), “Because I want to Be” job (maintaining women in school), and the “Learning to Study (bettering boy or girl literacy), as perfectly as the development of health services and offer of healthcare facility equipment to needy institutions, all qualified to strengthen the socio-economic circumstances of the persons.
She wished all the Ga folks the quite very best of the celebrations and urged them to do well to mark it amidst the observance of the Covid-19 hygienic protocols and to limit the sprinkling of ‘Kpekple’ ritual to their households.
She also appealed to the people to take part in the December elections by voting for the NPP to carry on with its several developmental programmes and social intervention policies for all Ghanaians.
The numerous Ga chiefs, elders and clan leaders, including King Dr. Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, Ga Mantse, expressed their appreciation to the first lady, who is also a Ga, for coming in to aid her people to celebrate the 2020 Homowo competition grandly.
King Dr. Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, expressed the determination of the Chiefs to make certain that the men and women conform to the hygienic protocols.
He appealed to the very first woman to support the “Ga Female Boy or girl Education” an initiative being promoted by the Ga Regular Council, aimed at especially tackling and advertising and marketing the progress of the girls in the Ga communities.
The Homowo Pageant is celebrated by the Ga people today to remind on their own of their lengthy struggle from famine many years ago and how the rains at last came to ease their burden.