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General News of Sunday, 15 September 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The rains couldn't 'stop' me from joining Ohum festival - Bawumia

The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said his willingness to work is unfazed; obstacles, even the rain, will not deter him from doing so. He proved this accordingly by defying a rainstorm to join in the celebration of the Ohum festival in the Eastern Region.

He made this known on his official Facebook page saying, "Ohum festival as celebrated by the chiefs and people of Akwapim Mampong today, Saturday, 14th September was a celebration worth attending notwithstanding the rain. The display of rich Ghanaian culture and tradition was very refreshing to observe".

Attaching pictures to prove his deeds, it was evident as he passed through the rains to greet chiefs and elders of Akuapim-Mampong on his arrival to grace the occasion.

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.

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