The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will today join the Chiefs and people of Ellembelle District of the Western Region to climax this year’s Kundum festival celebration in a grand style.
The festival which is celebrated by the Ahantas and Nzema people of the Western Region, is an occasion to render thanksgiving to God for the abundance of food at the end of the harvest period.
The week-long celebration which commenced Sunday, October 21, 2018 will be climaxed today at Atuabo and it has been marked with so many activities including football competitions, health screening, a clean-up exercise, girl-child education among others.
The grand durbar will be giving the opportunity to all Chiefs, Queen Mothers, high profile Politicians, Religious Leaders, and others in the District to showcase their rich culture and heritage.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Influencing the health of a traditional area: the role of cultural practices” which aims at raising funds for a memorable project in the District.
Artiste Kwame Eugene has been billed to perform live at a Beach Jam on Sunday evening to entertain visitors.
The President of Eastern Nzema Traditional Council, Awulea Amihere Kpanyinli III urged his people to be disciplined to maintain calm during the period.
Dr. Bawumia will seize the opportunity to visit the Ghana Gas Processing Plant at Atuabo to interact with the workers there, after which he will storm the durbar grounds.
The durbar is expected to commence at 1pm at the forecourt of the Traditional Council.
The Vice President is expected to be accompanied by some government officials and some members of the NPP party including; NPP National Chairman, Freddie Blay, Hon. Kwesi Amoako-Attah, Minister for Roads, Minister for Energy, Hon. Peter Amewu, Western Regional Council of State Rep, Mrs. Eunice Buah, Takoradi MP, Hon. Kobby Dark Mensah, Tarkwa-Nsuaem MP, Hon. George Mireku Duker, Hon. Kweku Ofori Asiamah, Lawyer Egbert Faibille, Dr. Charles Mensah, John Boadu, Deputy Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon. Paul Essien, NPP Western Regional Chairman, Mr. Francis Ndede Siah, NPP Second Western Regional Chairman, Mr. Ishmael Evonla, Ellembelle DCE, Kwasi Bonzo, Ellembelle MP, Mr. Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah, NPP Western Regional Treasurer, Mrs. Anna Akasi Hormah Miezah among others.