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28.02.2007 General News

Denkyira To Honour Distinguished Sons

By Denkyira To Honour Distinguished Sons

THE chiefs and people of the Denkyira traditional area will hold a durbar to honour three of their distinguished citizens who have served Ghana in diverse ways.

The three are Nana Kwadwo Tsibu, a former chief of Denkyira, who was a signatory to the Bond of 1844, Nana Owusu Bore who also played a vital role in the independence struggle, and Odeefour Boa Amponsem III, Omanhene of Denkyira traditional area.

The busts of the three will be unveiled by President J. A. Kufuor on the day of the durbar.

The programme would be part of the activities to mark the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary.

A high powered delegation led by the Omanhene of the area, Odeefour Boa Amponsem, was at the Castle yesterday to formally invite the President to the function.

President Kufuor said it was appropriate for the people of Denkyira to honour the three personalities considering important roles they played in the forward march of Ghana.

President Kufuor reiterated the government’s commitment to developing the area.

He promised the Diaso Secondary Technical School a bus and said nursing and teacher training colleges will be established at Dunkwa and Jukwa respectively.

On the collapse of the Continental Goldfields Limited, President Kufuor said the Ministry of Mines would be tasked to go into the matter and advise government on the next course of action.

Nana Kwame Kumah, chief of Mbradan and spokesman for the delegation, commended the government for the various development projects undertaken in the area and assured the government of their unflinching support.

He asked for God’s blessing and guidance for the President to enable him to successfully steer the affairs of the nation.

Present at the meeting were Mr. Sampson K. Boafo, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture and the Central Regional Minister, Nana Ato Arthur.