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Manya Krobo launches Ngmayem Festival

The Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo, Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh believes that the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ goal can only be achieved through discipline and positive attitudes towards working.

The MCE made the comments when he spoke as guest speaker on Tuesday during the launch of the 2018 annual Ngmayem festival celebrated by the people of the Manya Krobo traditional area in the Eastern region.

The year’s festival will be celebrated at Odumase Krobo between October 21 and 28, on the theme: “Preserving Our Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development.’’

The launch of the Ngmayem festival which came off at the Roman Catholic Parish Hall, Agormanya in the Eastern region was a joint collaboration by His Royal Majesty, Nene Sackitey II, Konor of the Manya Krobo and the Lower Manya Krobo District assembly.

Nene Sackitey II in a speech presented on his behalf by Nene Terkpenor Adipah IV, a sub chief for Djebiam observed that the aim of this year’s festival is to create new assumptions for the new generation as well as achieving a better development for Kroboland.

To this end, togetherness and peaceful co-existence is required to achieve a better development and create new assumptions for Kroboland.

“Togetherness and peaceful co-existence is the guarantee behind this vision and everyone must ensure that this is done,” the Paramount Chief asserted.

Meanwhile, Chairman for the Ngmayem Festival Committee who doubles as former staff of the Bank of Ghana, Mr. Joseph Akunyumu – Tetteh also noted that it is about time Manya Klo goes back to their old customs by reemphasizing the regimentation their forefathers left with them.

To him, Manya Klo must preserve the Klo language and even institute it to the various schools, insisting that Klo, and not Dangme must be taught as subject in schools.

“It will be better for Manya Klo to preserve the Klo language and even institute it to the various schools for its teaching as part of the subjects and not the Dangme,” he argued, adding that the Klo culture is lost.

Source: Rita Nkansah/ritefmonline.org/rnkansah12@gmail.com

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