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01.08.2004 Regional News

Chiefs of Effutu honour Black American

By GNA

Winneba (C/R), Aug. 1, GNA- The Principal of Southside Academy in Maryland, United States of America (USA), Mrs Peggy Jackson-Jobe, has appealed to Black Americans who could afford to support needy communities in Ghana. She said any assistance either in cash or in kind, would liberate their brothers and sisters in the ancestral homes from poverty and underdevelopment.

Mrs Jackson-Jobe was said this when was honorary enstooled Queenmother conferred on her by the Omanhene of the Effutu Traditional Area, Neenyi Ghartey VII at Winneba on Friday. Accompanied by Ms Dorathy Ford, a close associate of Mrs Jackson-Jobe, she was proud to be associated with the Council. She expressed her deepest appreciation to the Omanhene and all those who had her at heart. Mrs Jackson-Jobe said: "I would strive to work hard to assist the people in the Effutu Traditional Area to develop.

Nana Kweku Mbir IV, Chief Fishermen for Effutu Traditional Area who stood in for Neenyi Ghartey, thanked Mrs Jackson-Jobe for accepting the offer and promised to work closely with her for the establishment of an inter city relations, between Winneba and Maryland. On behalf of the Effutu Traditional Council and Effutu Royal Family, Opanyin Kofi Afedzi, a linguist at the Royal Palace, decorated Mrs Jackson-Jobe with special designed beads to signify the honorary title.

Due to Neenyi's absence from the country, the chiefs and elders who stood in for the Paramount Chief could not give her any stool name. It was agreed that a special durbar would be organized after Neenyi Ghartey's return during which Mrs Jackson-Jobe would be given a stool name.

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