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Diasporian News of Sunday, 20 May 2007

Source: GDI Alliance

8th Annual GDI Conference In Philadelphia..

...Hon. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey will be in NY and PA! Congresses!

GDI Alliance executive officers in conjunction with the GaDangme Educational and Cultural Foundation of Pennsylvania invite GaDangmebii/li all over the world to participate in the 8th Annual GDI Alliance conference from May 25th to May 28th 2007. The theme for the conference is "GaDangme in the 21st Century Uniting for Progress and Development in Ghana and the challenges ahead"

The program for the three-day event is as follows:

Friday May 25th Get to Know Each Other

5:00 PM - 12 Mid Night at USH Center, Imhotep Institutes, 2101 W. Godfrey Ave Philadelphia, PA

Saturday May 26th Conference

Corinthian Educational Community Center 6100 21st (21st & Godfrey) 9:00 AM - 5:00PM

Saturday May 26, 2006 from 8:PM to 3:AM

Fundraising Dinner Dance at The Oaks Ballroom 511 Oak Ave Glenolden PA 19036

The climax of the Conference will be a Church Service and a Grand Durbar/Fundraising on Sunday May 27th to celebrate the life Ga Mantse Nii Amugi

Church Service 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Agape Charismatic Evangelical Ministries

3519 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE

Grand Durbar 2:00 PM - 8:00PM at

2 Eastwood Ct. Vorhees, NJ 08043

Keynote Speaker for the conference is Prof. Justice V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe

The conference will provide the opportunity for GaDangmemei/li in the Diaspora to develop effective strategies that will set the broad direction for the future of GaDangmebii/li. It will feature international and local keynote speakers to stimulate our discussion and debate as well as the opportunity to meet fellow GaDangmebii/li and beyond.

Each person attending the conference will have the opportunity to participate in a small discussion group. GDI Alliance committees will use the information provided from these discussions to plan and implement short-term and long-term projects for GaDangme State. Please consider joining one of GaDangme International Alliance committees - Education, Finance, Health, Land, Youth, Culture and Chieftaincy, to participate in the planning and implementation of GDI Alliance projects.

Special guests include;

Hon. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Minister of Tourism & Diasporan Affairs

Naa Dede Omadru III, Ga Manye

Excellency Mrs. Irene Addo, Ghana's deputy Ambassador to U.S

Mr. Nii Ayite Boafo, Special Assistant to President Kuffour

Dr. Samuel Boitei Doku

Dr. Tetteh Kofi, Berkeley University, CA

Hon. Elizabeth Sackey, M.P. for Okaikoi North

Prof George Ayittey, American University Washington, DC

Ms. Verity Dodoo, President Ga Yei Anoyaa Kpee

Nii Otu Akwetey IX, Katamansu Mantse

Naa Aforkor Omaeduro II, Katamansu Ta Manye Hon Nii Laryea Afotey, M.P. Dr. Attoh-Okine

Members of GDF U K

GDI Alliance Board of Trustees

GaDangme International Alliance (GDI Alliance) is a non-political, non-religious {501(C) 3} organization.

Please come one come all.

Mrs. Patience Mensah-Nunoo

Public Relations Officer GDI Alliance