IdanKrom Gomoa Jukwa begins Akwambo 2018 celebration

Idankrom (C\R), The Chiefs and people of IdanKrom Gomoa Jukwa have begun the week-long activities marking the 2018 Akwambo festival celebration aimed at raising funds for the construction of a social Centre.

Nana Obaatan Kweku Aggrey, head of the Akwambo Implementation Committee, told newsmen on Sunday, during a candle light procession through the principal streets of the town that, Idankrom Gomoa Jukwa, near Agona Swedru lacks many social amenities, and that, the people of the area should initiate and execute projects instead of waiting for government help.

He said the committee has decided to impose communal levy on residents and non- residents to help execute the projects and appealed to the youth to contribute their quota towards the development of Idankrom Gomoa Jukwa.

He mentioned the activities for the week-long celebration as a bonfire and football gala among seven clans with a magnificent silver cup and cash at stake, a massive clean´┐Żup exercise and a special programme to remember their Forefathers who settled at Idankrom Gomoa Jukwa many years ago.

He said as part of the programme, there would also be a health walk, adding that, the committee has also planned an Apples chewing competition as well as a cooking competition for the youth.

On Saturday, there would a picnic throughout the principal streets, where the people would dance to brass band music before a durbar of chiefs and people, to be graced by the Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan and his Deputy, Mr Thomas Adjei Baffoe as well as other Ministers of State.

He said a Non-denominational Church service would be organized to climax the festival on Sunday and later in the evening a musical concert featuring various artistes including Shatta Wale.

He said the Chiefs and the people are collaborating with the Ghana Education Service (GES) Gomoa East Directorate, to educate the girls on the need to abstain from premarital sex, because of the alarming rate of teenage pregnancy cases among school girls.

He charged parents, school management Committees and other stakeholders in education to help curb teenage pregnancy cases in the Gomoa East District.

Source: Ghana News Agency

   

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