The Obokese Foundation has, as a part of its Chieftaincy Development challenge Thursday night time in Kumasi, launched the primary ever Ghana Chieftaincy Awards with the help from the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, National Commission on Culture and the Manhyia Palace.
The occasion, which occurred at Golden Bean Hotel, introduced collectively regional presidents of National House of Chiefs and the management of Queen moms Association of Ghana and illustration from National Peace Council, British High Commission and others.
The occasion was chaired by the speedy previous Vice President of National House of Chiefs, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusie VII of Abeadze Traditional Area.
Daasebre reiterated the relevance of the Chieftaincy establishment within the improvement of the nation and urged that the establishment stays on its floor in reshaping the ethical cloth of our society and to proceed to play that important position within the improvement of respective communities and Ghana as an entire.
The chairman of the occasion, Daasebre Ewusie VII, who doubles because the chairman of Ghana Chieftaincy Awards, mentioned “this award scheme will provide the opportunity for us to reflect upon, celebrate, resurrect and further empower the essential and often unrecognized role that this esteemed institution has played in the republic’s pre-colonial history, its activism and perseverance during the colonial era, and, the role it alone must play in Ghana’s present neo-colonial chapter.”
He continued: “As we look forward, projecting to a new Ghana and new Africa that will reflect our traditional values, institutional structures and true interests, chieftaincy must lead the resistance against unbridled ‘westernization’ as well as the charge towards the Ghana and Africa that is in our best interests.”
He ended his speech by urging “all to lend their enthusiastic support for this important initiative that will complete the independence work of 1957 which ended the European occupation. This effort will place Ghana firmly on the path towards the eradication of the two remaining legs of the colonial table and usher us into a new era of growth and prosperity befitting our Adehyeman mantra.”
The Director of Community Youlth Cultural Centre beneath the National Commission on Culture, Dr Akosua Abdallah, who represented the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Awal Mohammed, and Executive Director of the Commission, expressed the necessity for collaborations to position the Chieftaincy establishment in its rightful place for it’s pivotal within the improvement of the nation.
Other audio system took turns with an insightful supply.
Notable amongst them had been Nana Obokese Ampah, the Apagyahen of Asebu Traditional Area and the chairman of Obokese Foundation, Professor Amonoo Koufie and Nana Ama Amissah II, the Queenmother of Mankessim Traditional Area.
Prof. Amonoo Koufie, who chairs the Evaluation and Selection Committee of the scheme, inspired that every one isn’t misplaced and that there’s one other likelihood to proper the wrongs of the previous.
He additionally urged Nananom to help this noble initiative to the good thing about tomorrow and generations to come back.
On his half, Nana Obokese Ampah mentioned: “There will be a funded community projects to awardees dubbed ‘The Asodzi Project’ and this awards scheme will see to the effective implementation of these Asodzi Project, consistent with the unique community needs”.
He additionally mentioned there’ll be a journey bundle for all awardees.
Rabbi Kohain Halevi, the Executive Director of Panafest Foundation, enforced that the decision of return is not only the optic show of the diasporians displaying up on the Kotoka International Airport however reasonably a name to return to the traditions and tradition of the land, and urged Nananom to reasonably rally behind this name to make the establishment the highlight to generations to come back.
Speaking with the Executive Director of the Obokese Foundation, Ibrahim Kwame Baidoo, on the sidelines, he additional defined the significance for all Ghanaians and other people of African descent as an entire to forge a typical union within the push to regain “ourselves through ourselves”.
He talked about that the period the place Nananom served as ethical police for communities is what we’d like once more to bounce again to a disciplined society to curb the menace of social vices skilled right now.
The MCs for the night time had been Abeiku Santana Aggrey of Okay FM and Ms Nana Ama Egyirba of Darling FM.