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General News of Sunday, 17 February 2008

Source: GNA

Museum on Ghanaian Culture opened at Ampia Ajumako

Ampia Ajumako (C/R), Feb. 17, GNA- The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Most Rev. Dr. Robert Aboagye Mensah has urged people endowed with special talents and expertise, who are capable of discoveries and inventions to put it to use to help society. Bishop Aboagye-Mensah said this at the dedication and opening of a multi-purpose museum at Ampia Ajumako in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam district of the Central Region.

The museum, which was establish by the retired renowned Methodist Superintendent, RT. Rev. Joseph Yedu Bannerman, who hails from the town, would help educate and encourage the youth to learn about their past cultural values.

The museum would help teach how tradition could be refined to encompass all other sectors of the society to create an enabling environment for the realization of a holistic cultural set up in the country.

Dedicating the project, Most Rev. Aboagye-Mensah said, most of the youth have copied foreign cultures and it was having negative a negative impact on our rich culture and hoped that the museum would help the people in the area to learn the rich Ghanaians culture. Bishop Aboagye-Mensah hoped the Museum would serve as a learning centre for tourists and researchers from both Ghana and the Diaspora, to boost their knowledge about Ghanaian rich practices. Rev. Yedu Bannerman said he hoped to use the project to encourage the youth to know and learn their culture and also increase their understanding about the positive things that culture could do to them. Some of the items on display at the Museum include a typical rural setting, embodiments of Ghanaians history and pictorials representations of some past leaders of the Methodist church, chieftaincy, traditional religious and cottage industries.

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