Odwira Festival 2017: Bryan Acheampong pledges support for Suhum township

Last Saturday’s Odwira festival in Suhum electrified the town, as residents-both home and abroad- took part in a display of their rich culture.

The Paramount Chief of the Suhum Traditional Area, Osabarima Ayeh Kofi I, upon entering to the durbar grounds, was mobbed by the people, who wanted to catch a glimpse of him.

Addressing the gathering at the durbar, Minister of State in charge of National Security and Member of Parliament for Abetifi, Hon. Bryan Acheampong, who spent part of his life in  Suhum called on the youth to desist from violent acts which could tarnish the image of Suhum.

Mr. Acheampong pledged an amount of Two Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis(GHS200,000) to support building of the Suhum Palace and 150W led Street lighting system.

Osaberima Ayeh Kofi I, the paramount chief of Suhum called on residents, both home and abroad to unite to effectively develop the area and help construct a befitting palace.

The paramount chief expressed gratitude for the kind gesture by the Minister of State and called on the people of Suhum to position themselves to exploit the opportunities to enhance their lives.

He further pleaded with the Suhum people to help in any means possible to enable the traditional council own a befitting palace.

There was merry-making in all the principal streets of Suhum last Saturday during the celebration of Odwira festival.

Suhum is a strategic town due to its geographical location. The Odiwra festival is an annual celebration by the chiefs and people of Suhum.

Government officials, some members of the clergy and traditional rulers were in attendance.