The Chief of Opah Traditional Area, Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, has entreated Ghanaians to cherish and aporiciate their cultural values and traditions to enhance the development of Ghana.He explained that the beauty of the people was their cultural values that a nation could develop without knowing its history, customs and traditions.Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, said this when the Chiefs and people of Opah took their turn to celebrate the Homowo at Opah in the Ga West Municipality.Nii Opah called on Ghanaians especially Christians, to refrain from regarding the celebration of Homowo as fetish.”Homowo is occasion used to remember the roles played by the forefathers in the development of their communities as well as for remembering the dead,” he said.”Homowo is celebrated by the GaDangme people to hoot at hunger after experienced severe famine in history” he added.Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, pointed out that the celebration of festivals make the revellers to remember their ancestral history and also used it to take stock of their past and plan for the coming years.He reminded Ghanaians to respect their traditions as there was no difference between what done traditionally and the directions they received from pastors.Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, also used the occasion to appeal for urgent support from the central government, Ga West Municipal Assembly and other philanthropists, to aid the completion of the Opah school building project initiated by the community through self-help which is stalled due to lack of funds.Nii Opah also called on the Ga West Municipal Assembly to as a matter of urgency tar the Sarpeiman-Opah road for them. He added that the dusty nature of the road is affecting the livelihood of the people in the Community.By: Paul Mamattah


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