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02.04.2008 Regional News

Ga Manste Honours Anerhor Chief

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Nii Tackie Tawiah III, Ga Mantse, last Monday held a mini durbar at the Ga Mantse's Palace in Accra in honour of Togbe Ahawoto Savado Zankli Lawson VIII, the visiting Chief of Anerhor in Togo.
The Anerho clan, according to history, is made up of people of the Ga State who settled in Togo in the 16th century due to protracted conflicts.
The chiefs were dressed in beautiful traditional regalia to portray the rich culture of Ghana and for that matter the Gas at the ceremony that was characterised by pomp and pageantry amidst musketry.
The visit is to reciprocate an earlier one by the Ga Mantse to Togo last year to establish a strong bond between the two communities.
The Ga Mantse said the Ga State was gradually developing in all aspects and entreated the citizens to protect the peace and harmony it was enjoying. 'The Ga State is well and is growing from strength to strength,' he added and urged the people to work together to ensure that it remained united.
Togbe Lawson called for a strong partnership for the development of the two communities. 'We are back to our roots and our oneness that existed since the creation of the world has come back.'
Sheikh Ibrahim Cudjoe Quaye, Greater Accra Regional Minister, lauded the initiative and said it would help to harness development among the two communities.
The Ga Traditional Council presented Togbe Lawson with a mural on which was inscribed: 'A dancing Chief' and he in turn gave the Ga Mantse a wooden art symbolising the unity and oneness of the African continent.

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