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Diasporian News of Friday, 22 July 2011

Source: Fred Dwamena

Okwahuman World Conference In New York

New York - Okwawu United Association of USA & Canada, under the leadership of

Nana Opoku Ofosu, will hold its 24th annual conference in New York City from 2nd to

5th September 2011. This year’s conference will be attended by the delegates of

Okwahuman European Union which comprises of England, Italy, France, Germany,

Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of Board of Directors, who is also the President

of Kwahuman Association of New York, Mr. Frederick Ansong-Dwamena, he

emphasized that, “this year’s conference is a historic moment for all since it also marks

the 30th anniversary of Kwahuman Association of New York Inc”. According to him, a

lot of measures are in place to make sure that the objectives set by the National

Secretariat are achieved during the three-day conference. This year, the 10-year

Educational Plan (Vision 2020) drafted by the Board last year in Washington D.C will be

launched to fulfill the commitments of Kwawus in the diaspora in the educational sector.

Okwawu United Association of USA and Canada is currently rehabilitating Pepease

Public Library which will be equipped of 65 laptop computers and 10,000 books donated

by United Nations International School. Another project to be commissioned in

December 2011 and sponsored by Kwahuman Association of New York is a community

Assembly Hall complex at Mpraeso-Kwahu. This facility will house the offices and

meeting rooms of the Chiefs of Kwahu Traditional Area. “It is important for Kwahus in

the diaspora to contribute their quota to the development of Kwahu Traditional Area;

considering the sacrifices our forefathers made to make us proud as Kwahu citizens.

Certainly, we may not be able to address all the concerns and problems in Kwahu, due

to financial constraints, but we must start from somewhere” Mr. Ansong-Dwamena


Okwawu United of USA & Canada is managed by three executives at the National

Head-office in New York. The purpose of forming such an umbrella organization, both in

Europe and North America, is to make sure there is uniformity and financial prudence in

developmental projects undertaken in the Kwahu Traditional area. Mr. Steve Darkwah,

the National Secretary of Okwawu United of USA and Canada stated that “It will be exciting to see our brothers and sisters from Europe and Canada joining hands with

their fellow citizens in the USA to mark such a momentous occasion”,.

The climax of this year’s World Conference is the Dinner Dance fundraiser at Maestro’s

Banquet Hall in the Bronx to mark the 30th Anniversary of Kwahuman Association of

New York. Other activities planned for the occasion, which is also a family reunion for all

Kwahus across USA, Canada and Europe; include a family picnic in Yonkers and Social

networking night at the Sheraton Hotel in Tarrytown, Westchester County.


Mr. Fred Ansong-Dwamena

Chairman, Board of Directors

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