The Ejura Traditional Council in the Ashanti Region has chosen to focus on unity and peaceful coexistence to climax this year’s celebration of the Yam Festival.
The Festival called ‘Sekyirene’ is celebrated annually by the chiefs and people to thank the ancestors of the land and the traditional stool for providing the people with a bumper harvest of fresh yams in the year just gone by.
But considering the recent events in the Ejura town, the traditional council has decided to use the celebration to call for peace and unity among community members.
This year’s celebrations will last for two weeks and climaxed with a grand durbar on October 1.
It coincides with the 5th anniversary of the enstoolment of Ejurahene, Barima Osei Hwedie, his 54th birthday and the 20th anniversary of his mother’s passing.
It is on the theme: “Peaceful Coexistence for Development,” considering the recent unfortunate happenings in the Ejura town.
Speaking at the launch of the Yam Festival, Ejura Nifahene, Nana Kofi Ansebie outlined a series of events towards the celebration of the Festival.
Barima Osei Hwedie regretted the unpalatable incidents in the Ejura town.
He urged residents both home and abroad to contribute their quota to the establishment of a divisional police command in the town.
Since his enstoolment, Ejurahene, Barima Osei Hwedie, with the help of the traditional council, has embarked on infrastructure projects, mainly providing accommodation for government workers posted to the municipality.
He has also put up a storey building to house medical doctors working at the Ejura Government Hospital, among other social interventions.
- Police arrest man driving dangerously in viral video
- Reckless driver in viral video to appear in court today
- Colombia’s most wanted drug lord Otoniel captured
- Iranian governor slapped in the face during public speech
- NCA backtracks on Radio Gold, others not having their original frequencies
- Assistant police chief claims she was told to get abortion to keep her job
- I love security issues – Henry Quartey on why he didn’t want to be Greater Accra Regional Minister
- CAF Champions League: Hearts of Oak drop to Confederations Cup after being thrashed by Wydad
- CAF Champions League: Hearts of Oak poised to make history ahead of second leg against Wydad
- Agric Minister stopped my bid to introduce fertiliser manufacturing plant – Entrepreneur
CBOD calls on government to fix deplorable road network in petroleum management and storage area in Tema
World Bank outlines comprehensive debt solutions for countries with high debt
Akufo-Addo to launch alternative employment and livelihood programme today
Pastor whose prophecy triggered Shatta Wale’s hoax shooting to reappear in court today
Trafficked to Europe for sex: A survivor’s escape story
Mohamed Salah breaks Premier League goals record for Africa
Farmers in Ghana ready to grow genetically modified cowpea
Sudan’s civilian leaders arrested amid coup reports
Oyibi, Apollonia, Awoshie and other areas to experience power interruption
Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: ‘This was a terrible mismatch and Solskjaer has to take blame?’
Today’s front pages: Monday, October 25, 2021
37th ICAG Graduation Ceremony: female UEW graduate adjudged overall best candidate
Komenda Sugar Factory: Alan Kyerematen never sold land to “Akpeteshie Distillers” – Trade Ministry
3 in Police custody for faking kidnapping incident in Takoradi
Spectacular and elusive Shelley’s eagle-owl rediscovered in Atewa Forest