The parliamentary candidate for Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro, Sylvester Matthew Tetteh of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made cash donations and assorted items to the Ga Traditional Council in the Ga South Municipality towards this year’s Homowo festival.
The Homowo Festival is celebrated by the Ga tribe annually, in remembrance of their long battle against famine and how the rains finally came to ease their burden.
The items donated includes bags of rice, gallons of palm oil, and bags of maize.
A Ga himself, he was accompanied by the Municipal Chief Executive for Ga South (MCE), Joseph Stephen Nyarni, party executives and other party faithfuls. The team paid courtesy calls on the Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Amanfro Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV, Chiefs and elders at Kokrobite, Oshiyie, Bortianor, Aplaku and Langba and presented various items to each house to celebrate the festival with.
He said he is happy to be supporting the event and promised to use his office as CEO of the Ghana Youth Authority to assist, nurture and develop the skills of young people in the constituency. And pledged government’s commitment to making this year’s elections peaceful.
He sought their blessings towards his campaign activities and appealed to them to intensify their prayers towards peaceful elections before, during and after the December 7 polls.
The MCE, Joseph Stephen Nyarni extolled the people of Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro for keeping the peace to present a united front for this important Festival.
He added that a united traditional front is what evokes economic investments in any community.
He urged the people to take advantage of the many social intervention policies being implemented by government in the municipality to enhance the lives of the citizens. Outlining some of the pending works of the government in the constituency, he said a court will be established soon and a contract has been awarded to construct the road network in the municipality.
The Paramount Chief for Ngleshie Amsnfro, Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV on his part appealed to government and its officials to give scholarship schemes and job opportunities to their children to break the vicious cycle of semi-literacy and poverty in communities.