Cape Coast, Sept. 1, GNA -The Central Regional Coordinating Council, has donated cash and items to the Oguaa Traditional Council towards the celebration of the Fetu Afahye of the people of Oguaa.
These included assorted hard liquor, beer, Guinness, soft drinks, mineral water, bull, yams and GHc10,000.
Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe, Minister for Central Region, led a delegation to present the items and cash to the Council, at the Emintsimadze palace in Cape Coast on Friday.
She said the late President John Evans Atta Mills desired to develop the region, and assured the people that President John Dramani Mahama would ensure the achievement of the vision.
Mrs Beniwa-Doe commended the chiefs and people of Cape Coast for accepting President Mahama as their own, and said they would not be disappointed for doing so.
In a related development, the Director of Special Projects of the National Lotteries Authority (NLA), Mr. George Osew, presented GHc50,000 and schnapps, 'T' shirts and a banner of the Oguaa Fetu Afahye to the Council.
Mr. Osew said it was the first time the Council had invited the NLA to assist in the celebration of the festival, and gave the assurance that NLA would support the chiefs and people in subsequent festivals.
Flagbearer of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, was also at the palace to donate GHc20,000 to the Council.
Mrs. Ewurasi Bucknor, PPP parliamentary aspirant for the Cape Coast constituency, on Thursday, on behalf of Dr. Nduom, presented a bull and assorted drinks to the Council.
Dr. Nduom pledged that the PPP would operate an open door government, and called on Ghanaians to vote him into power in Election 2012, to enable him lead the country.
Some Cape Coast Constituency Executives of the New Patriotic Party also made donations to the Council.
As part of the celebration of the Fetu festival. priests of “Papraten' shine of oguaa, had slaughtered a bull and sprinkled the blood, and poured libation to pacify the 77 gods of Oguaa for any sacrilege committed by the chiefs and people during the year.
The celebration will be climaxed by a grand durbar of chiefs and people of oguaa, to be organized on Saturday, September 1, in Cape Coast.