Help Preserve and Promote Culture Values -Offinsohene (A/R)

The Omahene of the Offinso Traditional Area, Nana Wiafe Akenten III,   has urged Ghanaians to preserve and promote the cultural values and practices of the country.

He emphasized the need for Ghanaians not only to appreciate the values of the country’s culture but also use positive attributes of culture as a tool to ensure greater discipline in the society.
Nana Wiafe Akenten III noted that discipline which is the hallmark of success, could be achieved through culture because the country’s cultural values and practices teach Ghanaians not only to be disciplined but also respectful, courteous, loving, generous and above all hardworking.


He stated this at the launching of the Nana Yaa Asantewaa museum restoration project fund raising at Ejisu, in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality in the Ashanti Region. Nana Akenten III expressed regret that some youth shy away from traditional practices for flimsy reasons and stressed the need for all stakeholders of the country’s culture to help change that negative perception. He noted that the country’s rich culture could be used to promote unity among Ghanaians, since the different cultures had similar positive sides that already united the people as one with a common destiny.


He therefore, called on the people not only to show interest in the cultural values of their communities but also help educate the youth to know the importance of their cultural practices.
In a speech read for the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Kwaku Afrifa Yoamoah-Ponko, by the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Kwadwo Akuamoah Boateng, said the history of the country could not be written without the achievements of Nana Yaa Asantewaa, hence, the need for the restoration of the Yaa Asantewaa Museum.  He therefore, welcomes any organization or individual who would like to contribute to the restoration of the Yaa Asantewaa Museum to ensure its usefulness in the society.

Hon. Yamoah-Ponko announced that the assembly and the traditional council would constitute the board to manage the Museum project.   


The Nkosohene of Ejisu, Nana Kofi opoku, said the programme, which was organized by the traditional council, aimed at raising thirty-six million dollars ($36m) to re-build the burnt Yaa Asantewaa Museum  some years ago. Nana Opoku therefore, called on all citizens of Ejisuman, corporate bodies and NGOs to come to the aid of the traditional council to raise the amount to complete the project.


The Paramount Chief of the Ejisu Traditional Area, Nana Afrane Okese IV, who chaired the function in his closing remarks commended the people of the area, especially, the Offinsohene for honoring the invitation and contributing immensely to the success of the programme, saying that “our little contribution would go a long way to ensure the completion of the Yaa Asantewaa Museum project”.


Source: ISD (Emmanuel Buorokuu & Samuel Antwi, Ejisu-Juaben)                      

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