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Diasporian News of Monday, 11 September 2017

Source: Association of Northern Ghanaians of Georgia

Association of Northern Ghanaians of Georgia organizes family Eid picnic

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The Association of Northern Ghanaians of Georgia celebrated Eid Al Adha (Sallah) with a picnic at Best Friends Park in Norcross, a suburb of Atlanta on Saturday September 10, 2017. The occasion was well attended by members of the Association, the larger Ghanaian community and the Nananom.

The Chief Imam of the Association, Sheikh Afa Idi, prayed for those gathered and shared a few words of wisdom. He implored parents to inculcate the strong moral and cultural values given to us by our parents which we still practice today. He expressed delight at the growing number of attendance to this event and hoped for an even larger attendance next year. He prayed for long and healthy life for all.

The president of the Association, Dr. Ali Yallah, reminded the gathering to be thankful of the blessings of the occasion. He expressed gratitude that the community has been able to come together again to celebrate yet another occasion. “These gatherings are opportunities for us to get to meet one another and share the joy and glory of friendship and brotherhood” Dr. Yallah told the gathering.

On his part, Chief Bin, the Chief of the Northern Ghanaians Association of Georgia thanked all those present and all those who worked hard to make the event possible. He urged the community to continue to pray for all who are in the paths of Hurricane Irma. He also emphasized the importance of such gatherings as not only to celebrate a religious occasion but also a chance to give our children growing up away from Ghana the opportunity to learn the Ghanaian Culture and tradition. “Through these gatherings our children get to learn who we are as Ghanaians and would pass this tradition on to their children” Chief Bin said.

The Association of Northern Ghanaians of Georgia is inspired by a common determination to promote unity and cooperation among Northern Ghanaians. Although the Association commonly affiliates with those from Ghana who identify their lineage to the area north of the Brong Ahafo Region, we incorporate the values of all Ghanaians, regardless of ethnic background, tribe, religion, and political affiliation with common aims and objectives in the cause of Unity of Ghanaians in the State of Georgia, and the United States of America and the promotion of African Unity.

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