Farouk Aliu Mahama reveals why he joined mainstream politics

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Yendi Constituency in the Northern Region, Farouk Aliu Mahama, has revealed that his love for public service, informed his decision to join mainstream politics.

He explained that the spirit of public service, and the desire to serve humanity underpinning his core principles, could easily be traced to his family lineage and his political background.

According to the dynamic lawmaker, following many years of witnessing true leadership, the kind gesture of his father, being extended to humanity through beneficiary families, irrespective of their backgrounds, and status, by former Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, informed his decision to serve humanity with agility and humility.

He said his late father, devoted much of his entire life to serving humanity through various public service positions he held, and in all these positions, it was about people and he delivered that creditably well without blemish.

These, incredible leadership qualities displayed by his late father, he reiterated, have become the benchmark for many public officeholders in the country.

The same benchmark, he underscored, will be used to measure his commitment and desire to serve humanity. “We will continue on this path of humanitarian work started by my late father, Alhaji Aliu Mahama” he affirmed.

Farouk Aliu Mahama explained that when his late father had the opportunity to serve in public life, he did that with distinction and his legacy remained exemplary in the country.

The MP for Yendi Constituency made these remarks when he addressed guests at an exotic dinner organized at his private residence in Tamale on Friday 14th October 2022 to climax the celebration of the Damba festival.

The dinner, which attracted many big wigs of the NPP in the Northern Region, was in honor of Morocco’s Ambassador to Ghana, Imane Ouaadil.

Farouk Aliu Mahama noted, that one of the top signs that showed that indeed former Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, succeeded in his public life, was actually the daily testimonies emerging about the enviable role the former Vice President played in the establishment of a healthy relationship between Ghana and many other countries including Morocco.

He revealed that his father did not only establish concrete ties with Morocco as a country but extended it to King Mohammed VI, the leader of the North African country.

He said through these timeless ties, consciously created by Alhaji Aliu Mahama, many Ghanaian students succeeded in benefiting from scholarship programs offered by the Moroccan King.

A positive development, that he observed, eventually guaranteed that many of these beneficiary students of the scholarship scheme, became useful citizens and better human resources for mother Ghana.

In line with established norms, customs, and practices, he assured the Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana Imane Quaadil that he will rekindle the flame lit by the former Vice President.

To this end, he announced plans to join hands with Moroccan institutions and all relevant authorities, required to create an amazing bond to revitalize the historic social relationship that existed between the two countries with emphasis on his constituency.

Already, he revealed that plans were in place to visit Morocco next month as part of his lobbying activities to engage private and public institutions in the North African country on mutual grounds.

This, he affirmed, will open up many windows of opportunities for his constituents and Ghana through the social and economic networking he intends to facilitate for Yendi and ultimately the country.

Aside from that, he said the relationship hithero created by his late father, between Ghana and Morocco, should ordinarily benefit the people of Yendi, Dagbon, and Ghana generally, hence his determination to rekindle the flame and sustain it for the benefit of humanity.

Under the partnership with Morocco, he said many things will be achieved in diverse ways, considering the program of activities being rolled out by his administration in collaboration with the Moroccan Embassy in Ghana.

For instance, he said he will work closely with relevant partners to create an avenue for the King of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama to visit the King of Morocco to strengthen social and economic ties.

At this stage, the heartwarming speech of the MP, then attracted rapturous applause, as he intermittently introduced one mouth-watering package to another as part of activities defining the purpose of the gathering.

He said through a series of programs he will churn out, he will see to it that Ghana and Morocco will remain the best of friends in the African continent.

 

 

Source: Ghana Web

 

Time to change the African media architecture – Rev. Dr Jones

The Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Ogoe Jones, an America-based Ghanaian Missionary, and Evangelist has called for a swift and dynamic paradigm shift the African media architecture for rapid development of the continent.

“African media practitioners must for the vanguard for the economic independence of the continent, politicians led the political struggle, now its time for the media through information transformation to ignite a new wave for total liberation of the Africa.

“Media must set pragmatic agenda and not to sit back for others to pull them along,” Rev. Dr Jones stated at the launch of a religious multi-purpose-media-platform Myliberty News Network – www.mylibertynews.com jointly in Tema, Ghana and USA.

Myliberty News Network seek to serve as a major incentive for growth, particularly in the gospel, advertising, the creative arts, business, industry, technology, educational, sports, traditional, and the entertainment industries.

Rev. Dr Jones who is also a medical practitioner stressed also the use of the power of the media to preach, educate, engage, entertain, inspire and inform. Preaching the word of Jesus Christ to liberate the souls of all in every area of their lives.

She used the occasion to call on religious establishments to take advantage of the multi-media platforms to propagate the gospel to the global world.

“The old method of preaching and reaching out to lost souls must be coordinated through the new movement of multi-media to accelerate the mission of the Great Commission and ensure that the message of hope and salvation spread across the world.

“Indeed the global community has become one big village through the Information, Communication, and Technological medium the field for evangelism has become bigger yet closer to reach with one message,” Rev. Dr. Jones stated.

Rev. Dr. Jones who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Myliberty News Network noted that religious leaders and establishments must inject a positive presence and transform social media to ensure that the youth are nourished.

“Myliberty News Network is a multimedia platform in fulfillment of the mandate to feed the flock through the word and offer nourishment to those seeking knowledge.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord,” she said.

Rev. Dr Jones stressed: “We seek to fulfill the Great Commission: Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”.

Mr. Francis Ameyibor, Ghana News Agency Tema Regional Manager who launched Myliberty News Network called on Ghanaians to continue to acknowledge the religious and cultural diversity of the country.

Mr. Ameyibor noted that through the medium of technology the world is changing at a rapidly fast pace, and daily social media matters and multi-media technology dominate our life.

“Children today have smart appliances and phones; they have laptops, iPhones, tablets, and about a million other gadgets, how can religious leaders and other leaders including parents keep pace with the youth who are on the supersonic highway

Mr Ameyibor noted that in order to reach out to the youth and younger adults, some churches have gone out of their way to maintain relevance in this fast-paced tech culture that we live in with the injection of modern technology into ministry work and Sunday Church services.

He noted that the church must recognize the relevance of electronic media, and make it an integral part of every worship opportunity by providing audio and visual duplications of the Gospel message to all that desire.

Mr. Ameyibor urged the Church to reach beyond the physical walls of the local assembly and affect the lives of others by spreading the word of God.

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Irona, Uzodinma and the Official Vehicles Tale

A lot has been said and written, both for and against each of the parties. Different narratives have been given, but discerning minds are in search of the truth. I have made telephone calls, sent emails, texts, and WhatsApp messages, enquiring into the truth about the so-much-talked-about official vehicles, allegedly in the hands of the former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Hon. (Engr.) Gerald Irona.

Recently, I read in the social media a poorly scripted tale, stating that the Imo State police command had procured a warrant of court to arrest the former Deputy Governor over allegations that he refused to return some official vehicles used in his days as the Number Two Citizen of the state.

While some professional journalists took steps to investigate, with the view to ascertaining the veracity of the report, a few local newspapers went to press with the said report, without recourse to the ethics of the profession. It took the intervention of Dr. Walter Duru, an Assistant Professor of Communications to persuade the former Deputy Governor from directing his lawyers to institute legal actions against the said newspapers. The rest is history.

One would ask: when did semi-literate jobbers and road-side hatchet writers begin to speak on behalf of an institution as organised as the Nigerian Police Force? Since when has it become the responsibility of the partisan Press Corps attached to the Imo State Government House to issue public statements on behalf of the Nigerian Police? Is it no longer the duty of the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) to speak for the Nigerian Police Force at the state level? If there is a warrant of arrest issued against someone at the level of a former Deputy Governor and former federal lawmaker, should Nigerians not hear from the Police that was said to have procured the same? Was the warrant procured without the knowledge of the Imo State Commissioner of Police or at least, the Officer in Charge of Legal (OC legal) at the state command? There are several unanswered questions, but that is a discussion for another day.

Now, what is the fuss about? That a former Deputy Governor is being insulted over official vehicles he used while in office? What is the position of the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission, regarding the entitlements and privileges of former Governors and Deputy Governors in Nigeria?

Investigations revealed that following the controversial Supreme Court judgement of January 14, 2020, that brought the reign of former Governor Emeka Ihedioha to an abrupt end, the former Governor (Ihedioha) directed members of his cabinet to return all government property in their custody to the Imo State Government.

As a responsible public servant, the former Deputy Governor, Engr, Gerald Irona immediately returned every government property in his possession to the state. Specifically, on the 15th day of January 2020, three vehicles used by the office of the Deputy Governor were returned and acknowledged by the Transport Officer, Government House, Owerri, Mr. Umelo Chinedu.

The three vehicles on the former Deputy Governor’s convoy returned were: a Toyota Hilux – MR0DX9CDXK2637289; a Land Cruiser Jeep JTMHXO1J5J4161976 and a Fortuner Jeep – MHFDX8FSIKOO96247.

In his acknowledgement note, the Transport Officer stated thus: “I, Mr. Umelo Chinedu collected three above mentioned vehicles from you today, 15/1/2020. The remaining three (3) vehicles are still in the custody of the Deputy Governor, pending classification from the PS to the Governor of Imo State.”

In conformity with established conventions, the former Deputy Governor, Irona, wanted to know the position of the State Government with respect to the existing protocol, precedents and establishment circulars that applied to public office holders like the office of the deputy governor in relation to the remaining withheld vehicles.

The last sentence in the Transport Officer’s acknowledgement note further confirms this: “the remaining three (3) vehicles are still in the custody of the Deputy Governor, pending classification from the PS to the Governor of Imo State.”

Since January 15, 2020, the former Deputy Governor has been awaiting the communication of the position of the Imo State Government on the applicable protocol, precedents, and establishment circulars as it pertains to holders of the office of the deputy governor and other public officers in respect of the remaining vehicles.

Notwithstanding that he was covered under the extant laws and regulations, particularly, the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission’s position on the entitlements and privileges of certain categories of public officers and in this case, a former Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Irona, in his characteristic manner, voluntarily declared his willingness to return the vehicles if the state so sought.

Since he made his deposition in writing, should the government of Imo State not simply have written to him, requesting for the vehicles? If not for unbridled mischief, why did the state government choose to attempt to criminalize the matter, even when there was/is no crime either intended or committed?

The former Deputy Governor returned all other government property in his custody but following established conventions regarding the entitlements of certain former public officials, he sought the advice and opinion of the state government on the same. Instead of simply responding in writing, the state governor took the path of adversity. Such a stance is certainly anything but charitable, honourable, or patriotic.

Engr. Gerald Irona was not the first Deputy Governor of Imo State. There were deputy governors before him and there is already one after him. How were those before him treated? How will the incumbent be treated when he eventually leaves office? How will those to come also be treated? Is the present Imo State government not setting a bad precedent?

We saw similar scenarios play out in Ondo, Adamawa, and a few other states. We also saw how they ended. Government officials that take decisions based on malice must realise that power is transient.

Bottomline is that former Deputy Governor, Irona earlier informed the Imo state government, that he was in possession of the remaining (3) official vehicles, while asking for advice. Instead of responding in writing, the state government chose to run to the Police, seeking to criminalise a purely administrative matter. This is mischief taken too far. When the state government decided that the vehicles be returned to the state, why did they not write the former Deputy Governor to do so, at least, out of courtesy?

In all of these, it must be remembered that the former Deputy Governor, Gerald Irona is not poor, by any standards and can afford the vehicles in question, many times over. As a patriotic senior citizen, he can as well donate the vehicles, which, to be clear, ordinarily ought to be his entitlement, to the government of Imo state.

Irona is known for making huge sacrifices for the benefit of others. This may yet be another opportunity to demonstrate that streak. The former Deputy Governor should, in his characteristic manner, simply return the vehicles as a donation to the state, not minding whether it is his entitlement or not, privilege or not.

The present administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma in Imo State must eschew hate and bitterness and treat citizens with love and fairness. These billions of Naira wasted on trivialities and witch-hunts should be redirected for the public good.

Public positions are ephemeral and therefore nobody’s father’s property. The way you treat people today is the same way you shall be treated when you are out of office.

Those advising Governor Hope Uzodinma should please ask him what he will be remembered for, when he leaves office as the Governor of Imo State.

As for the vehicles in question, in the light of fresh new facts regarding the State Governor’s quest for a yet more expansive motorcade (even though he currently has more than 50 vehicles in his convoy), I strongly urge that the former Deputy Governor, Gerald Irona, donates them to the governor, in keeping with his usual character of magnanimity and philanthropy.

Let Imo prevail!
Destiny Ugorji is an Owerri-based Public Affairs analyst and can be reached on destinyugorji@gmail.com.

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Ghana, A Land Of ‘Beautyful’ Nonsense

AT THE beginning of this week those of us who live in Prampram and other communities in the Ningo Prampram district, and are regular commuters on the main Dawhenya-Kpone barrier road, flooded social media with complaints of unbearable vehicular traffic on the stretch.

Other commuters who happened to have driven into the situation, especially on the weekend and had to spend needless hours trying to make the trip on either end of the stretch, were left exasperated. A friend of mine who was on his way to a funeral in Ningo, another fishing community next to Prampram, drove into the traffic around 10 am and only managed to get to his destination by 2 pm.

He arrived only to find more empty chairs at the venue than most mourners. He took to Facebook and expressed his revulsion against a situation that should not have happened in the first place. Others shared similar sentiments.

A week leading up to that weekend, I and many other commuters were subjected to the same terrible situation for five days. My wife was out of town and I had to drop the boys at school and later pick them.

A rather innocuous, short and fun trip with them almost became a nightmare. We spent more than an hour trying to make a journey that should ordinarily last about twenty minutes. Other parents endured the very same madness on the road. That road is notorious for vehicular traffic but ongoing construction to ameliorate the situation has rather compounded it. Not that users of the road are not ignorant about the inconvenience an ongoing construction works cause, but this very one should not have occurred in the first place.

The diverted portions were littered with potholes and the proper thing to do when one got there was to slow down and cross. That eventually had a spillover and splashed the entire stretch, going beyond the Prampram junction and even the Kpone Barrier.

Unfortunately, the construction company BHM Construction International (UK) and its local representatives, did not have the decency to address the situation. It was as if they enjoyed seeing motorists safer in the situation they ought to be fixing. Then on Sunday night and early Monday morning, unhappy motorists started calling out the company for its lack of sensitivity, unprofessionalism and cruel construction practice. Motorists appreciate the ongoing construction works and the tireless shift the workers continue to put in, but we are opposed to the same works being used to inflict punishment on us.

On that same Monday, they started filling the potholes. But the nature of the filling means once the rains hit, and we are in a rather unusual raining season, the mess will resurface and all the work done will come back to zero. What they need to do is to seal the places to ensure the volume of trips on those portions does not create another set of potholes. For a country that has a notoriety for doing shoddy patchwork instead of long-term fixing, I want to believe BHM will allow its global reputation to guide it to do the right thing.

Talking about shoddy patchwork, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Road aka Tema Motorway is a prime example. It is safe to say one’s biggest insurance on that stretch is one’s faith in the Supreme Being. Else, I do not see how motorists survive on that stretch with the number of potholes that continue to expand but are not being properly patched.

Even the ones that were poorly done at the instruction of engineers are not only back to where they used to be but look more dangerous than ever. Sometimes I wonder whether those empowered to fix the stretch either pretend not to see the potholes with the exposed metals, or use a different highway with all the proper features that we are not aware of.

Recently when some of us screamed about the threats those potholes pose to our safety, some workers were hurriedly dispatched to patch some of the potholes. It was better they had left things the way they met them; because the very places they claimed to have patched for which reason commuters were trapped in unannounced traffic, are posing threats to lives.

Maybe they want us to scream again before they can get back to fixing the problem. And talking about the motorway, has anyone seen that the wealthy in the society continue to encroach on the lands around the dam? These persons who are seemingly powerful and above the law and have managed to slice massive portions of the motorway and for which reason the planned expansion appears to be hanging on a wet and thin rope have extended their greed to the dam site.

Their house designs are ready and just waiting for contractors to begin work, so they build their mansions next to the water. Not even the imminent threat of building around waterways scares them because they believe whatever status they have will fix things. Let the rains hit for the dam to overflow its banks and enter their homes, these same characters will take to social media and either accuse government or the assembly under which they fall, for not protecting them from a problem they have created.

We have several examples of people who built on waterways despite sound reasoning but are today paying the price. These same people when they are hit with the problem, they have created will be sifting through the pages of their ‘blame book’ for targets.

Then there is galamsey ripping apart the soul of our country with gusto.

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Galamsey: We need to address rapid population growth — Chief

Nana Ansah Kwao IV, Chief of Akwamu Adumasa, has attributed the unending illegal mining—’galamsey’—activity to the continuous growth in the population size of the country.

According to him, it was driving unemployment rate in the country high with the desire for survival fueling the situation.

He said this while contributing to discussions on the ‘galamsey’ menace on an Accra-based radio station monitored by the Ghana News Agency, on Saturday.

“The fundamental issue of all the menace confronting to this issue is the speed with which the population is growing, but some how as a country, it is a taboo subject for us. If you look at our economy and the number of new babies we put in a year, there is absolutely no way we can give them good roads, sanitation, education before December; before we put in another 900,000 new babies for, which a great percentage is coming from the lower end of the spectrum where the financial muscle is not too strong,” he noted.

Nana Kwao IV, therefore, called for drastic measures to be put in place and family planning encouraged to check the rapid growth of the population.

“What we the traditional rulers are refusing to understand is that the principles have not changed, but the times have changed and so the reasons for, which our forefathers did certain things, the thing is still valid but maybe the reason you can change it, the purpose you cannot change it. And so that’s why we have arrived here, greed and survival,” he stated.

Dr Henry Kokofu, Executive Director, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), noted that inadequate staff was hampering the Agency’s efforts to regularly monitor activities of mining companies to ensure that they adhered to the law.

He, however, revealed that the Agency was in the process of procuring some 45 vehicles to help in monitoring activities of mining companies, especially ‘galamsey’ in the country.

He said that would enable the Agency to identify and arrest mining companies and persons who flouted the mining laws of the country by engaging in illegal activities.

“The first time in the history of EPA, we are procuring 45 vehicles, of which 25 are robust mining Land Cruisers size that the large scale miners use and it’s being equipped with all the necessary accouterments, including GPS, siren and all that we need to work with… So, we will be able to march up boot for boot with illegal operators,” he said.

The EPA Boss noted that the Agency had taken numerous actions, including sanctioning and revoking the mining licences of companies and individuals who perpetuated illegalities, in an effort to curb the galamsey menace.

He said the EPA was currently working with the Minerals Commission to activate the reclamation bond to ensure that all mined lands were returned to their original states.

Regulation 23 of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (L.I 1652) mandates the EPA to ensure that prospective small-scale miners post reclamation bonds in the form of cash into an escrow account based on approved reclamation plans before they are issued permits to mine.

Mr Francis Kwasi Bonzoh, the District Chief Executive for Elembelle District, rejected calls by a section of the public for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to be sacked for failing to deal with the ‘galamasey’ menace.

He described that as “quiet simplicity,” explaining that, actors of ‘galamsey’ business were powerful and highly connected, making the fight against the canker very difficult.

Dr Tony Aubynn, President, Africa Institute of Extractive Industries, urged the Minerals Commission to monitor concessions given out to mining firms to ensure the right thing was done.

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Dredging of portions of Volta River begins — DCE

Ms Sarah Dugbakie Pobee, Ada East District Chief Executive, says some portions of the Volta River will be dredged to reduce the trend of tidal waves and high rate of flooding in the district.

She said the river had not been dredged in more than 20 years, resulting in flooding and destruction of lives and property.

Ms Pobee said this during an ordinary meeting of the Ada East District Assembly, explaining that the dredging would start from the Ada Estuary through to Sogakope to Akosombo.

She said a contract had been awarded to Lower Volta Dredging Contractors Limited, a solely owned Ghanaian company, which had already moved to a site at Angornya to start the process.

She said the company was currently undertaking a survey on the river to ascertain routes for the vessels to enter the district.

Ms Pobee said the district had done the first phase of community engagement with residents and would be engaging traditional leaders, assembly members, and all communities involved.

“Our fishermen and other users of the river would also be engaged extensively on the activities, including the scope of work, area of coverage, what they are expected to do and not to do, among other issues,” she said.

The Ada East District Chief Executive, therefore, called for cooperation to ensure that the project is completed on schedule.

 

Source: Modern Ghana

Chief suggests establishment of Climate Change platforms

of the Lawra Traditional Area, has suggested the establishment of climate change agriculture and food security platforms in all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

This, he said, should form grassroots structures to continuously sensitise the people on climate change and smart agricultural practices to enhance agricultural productivity.

He said there was need for a sustainable approach to tackle the negative impact of climate change on agriculture and introduce smart agricultural practices.

Naa Karbo gave the suggestion during the celebration of this year’s Kobine Festival of the Chiefs and People of the Lawra Traditional Area held in Lawra, to give thanks to God and the ancestors for a successful end of the year, and to welcome another farming season, with the expectation of a good harvest.

The festival was on the theme: “Sustaining our Agricultural Productivity in Post COVID-19 Challenges and Opportunities” and aimed to encourage farmers to reflect on the critical challenges as well as opportunities within the agricultural sector.

Naa Karbo recommended the revival of the Agricultural Mechanisation Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and for the establishment of Mechanisation Centres in all districts across the country.

This, he explained, could be adequately equipped with a critical mass of appropriate farm equipment such as tractors, harvesters, power tillers, and other appropriate labor-saving tools for farmers to hire at reasonable prices.

The Lawra Naa said for Ghana to exploit the agricultural potential to the maximum in her economic transformation, there was the need to rebrand and prioritise agriculture and the agro-industry to make them attractive as a viable and useful business venture to the youth.

“We should modernise our agriculture through mechanisation and new technologies, introduce small-scale irrigation systems and commercial crops such as butternut squash and vegetables to attract the youth to consider agriculture as a lifetime beneficial enterprise,” he said.

Naa Karbo urged the government not to relent in its efforts but to scale up its flagship programmes such as the “Planting for Food and Jobs”, “One Village, One Dam”, “One District, One Factory” and “Planting for Export and Rural Development” to help sustain the agricultural sector.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

 

The Art of Healing: Ghanaian sculptor Akoto-Bamfo-inspired documentary, premieres Sunday

Accra, Oct. 14, GNA – Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, one of Ghana’s celebrated international sculptors is set to premiere his first public documentary “The Art of Healing.”

The world premiere of the feature documentary would take place on Sunday, October 16, at the Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall.

The documentary explores the journey of finding freedom from the descendants of slavery as well as healing the painful scars of the transatlantic slave trade.

According to the renowned Ghanaian artist, this latest project would bring together Ghana and people of African descent all over the world.

Akoto-Bamfo said this latest documentary would continue to heal the wounds, bring about positive change, and encourage a call to action for Africans to understand one another.

Mr Amar Deep S. Hari, the Executive Producer of the documentary, said the documentary’s goal was to provide an aesthetic experience and positively influence diasporan attitudes, especially with the “Beyond the Return” campaign still in full swing.

Mr Amar, who also serves as IPMC’s Executive Chairman, stated that the documentary would provide a lesson and realignment of historical moments for audiences.

Ms. Darius Matheson, the documentary’s co-director, and a Canadian filmmaker said the documentary offers a visual pilgrimage for people seeking an emotional and spiritual connection to African history.

She was pleased that they had made a film in Ghana that met global standards and was looking forward to shooting other international productions here as well.

Ms. Matheson said that viewers would understand new ways to engage with African traditions and see events from an African perspective.

Mr Yaw Pare, a co-director of the documentary, mentioned that it was a dream come true for him to direct a documentary that narrated Ghana’s history of the slave trade to the rest of the world.

He was thrilled with the concept of the movie, which he said would educate viewers as well as entertain them.

“There are certain aspects of the slave trade unveiled in this documentary that I highly believe will change the ways we have seen things in the past, and hopefully it will help us to learn about our history from a different perspective,” he said.

The exclusive premiere of “The Art of Healing,” hosted for invited dignitaries, would start at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency