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Diasporia News of Sunday, 10 May 2015

Source: Katanga Alumni Association

KATANGA Meets in Washington DC (KatGoesDC 2015)

KATANGA Alumni – North America has called a meeting in Washington DC to respond to a request of the alumni to be more involved in shaping the current culture in the hall. The current Hall Master of KATANGA, Dr. Edward Ebo Kwansah-Ansah, has expressed grave concerns about the current residency requirements of KNUST and how that is negatively impacting the hall. Currently, few students enjoy residency for no more than a year during their entire course of study, which is definitely not enough time to learn about and sustain the rich culture of KATANGA. Dr. Kwansah-Ansah has therefore made a passionate appeal to all alumni to visit and interact with the current students regularly. A functioning alumni office is being set-up in the hall, to be followed by an interactive database of all alumni with current contact details.
To support the new alumni outreach initiated by the Hall Master, the KATANGA family in North America is converging at the Bohrer Park (Gaithersburg) in the Washington Metropolitan Area for an event dubbed “Kat Goes DC – 2015” on May 23, 2015. Mr. Sam Sackey, North America president, announced that this will be a time for serious “P-Lodge style” deliberations, interspersed with some great fun. FELLOWS, as students and alumni of KATANGA are affectionately called, will not miss the opportunity to network and have some good old fun in the spirit of brotherliness. There will be procé, beach volleyball, swimming, chess, drought, scrabble, bouncy castles, and of course, plenty of local food and drinks. FELLOWS of KATANGA, FELLOWAAS of KATANGA (spouses and significant others), FELLOWLETS (sons and daughters of FELLOWS) and FRIENDS of KATANGA (incidentally, all four groups go with the acronym FoK) are all invited to this event.
See below for detailed information about the event:
Event: KatGoesDC - 2015
Date: Memorial Day Weekend: May 23, 2015
Time: 10am till Sunset
Venue: Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Major events: Team discussions, fundraising, and business and professional networking.
Fun Activities: Procé, Beach volleyball, Swimming, Chess, Bouncy castles, etc.
Lunch: BBQ, with your favorite Ghanaian dishes.

For additional information on this event, please contact:
Sam Sackey- – (919) 946-4034
Ekow Insaidoo - - (914) 621-8996
Patrick Kitcher - - (301) 704-2432
Nana Yaw Fosu - or (202) 415-7655
Dr. Victor Wutor - or (403) 393-7174
Kwadwo Konadu - or (289) 233-7122

To find out more about KATANGA or the upcoming events in North America, please visit

Source: Katanga Alumni Association, Public Relations Department