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General News of Sunday, 15 September 2019


Bawumia joins people of Akuapim-Mampong to celebrate Ohum festival

Dr Bawumia in a handshake with the chief of the land Dr Bawumia in a handshake with the chief of the land

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia yesterday joined the chiefs and people of Akuapim-Mampong to celebrate their annual festival; Ohum.

According to Bawumia, it was very refreshing to observe traditional dancers display the rich Ghanaian culture to patrons during the festival in the Eastern Region.

Addressing the durbar of chiefs and people of Akuapim Mampong, he stated that the festival is worth celebrating as Mampong, in the past years, has produced two historic icons; Tetteh Quarshie and Dr. Oku Ampofo in the country.

He said, “Mampong is the home of two major historic icons in this country: Tetteh Quarshie - the farmer, and Dr. Oku Ampofo - the plant medicine man. Tetteh Quarshie, the adventurist and farmer, single-handedly made Ghana famous for its golden pod, which has become the backbone of the economy. The renowned Dr. Oku Ampofo’s brilliance and dedication led to the establishment of the Center for Plant medicine research which continue to affect the lives of many”.

However, he entreated the chiefs to work together with the local administrative authorities to rekindle the spirit of communal labour to help deal with filth in society.

Read Dr Bawumia’s facebook post below

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