As part of activities marking this year’s Homowo celebration, the Chiefs and elders as well as the youth of Kokrobite in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra region have organised fan games to foster unity and development of the area.
The events aimed at reversing the worrying dwindling peace and security in the community.
Kokrobite is known for its fine beaches and plays host to a lot of hotels, pubs and other recreational facilities, serving as one of the preffered tourist destinations in the Greater Accra Region and Ghana as a whole.
The name of the area has in the recent past been marred with disunity, tribal clashes, robbery and other criminal activities, undermining the progress of the hospitality and tourism industries of Ghana.
In view of this, elders of the area have instituted annual fan games to mobilise the youth to complement efforts by the police to ward off criminals from the tourism oriented area.
The organiser of the games, Asafoatse Sowah Kokrobite II, speaking to Westafrica24.com at Kokrobite said the elders can no longer sit and fold their arms for the once enviable name of Kokrobite to be saddled with nefarious activities threatening the peace of residents and tourists.
Asafoatse Sowah Kokrobite II also raised grave concern about bickering and disunity among the youth of the area, a situation which has compelled him to incorporate the fan games into the annual Homowo celebration, which according to him is yielding dividend.
Some of the youth including the the Stool Secretary, Emmanuel Ahene of Kokrobite also spoke about reigning peace and security at Kokrobite due to the inception of the fan games four years ago, and called on investors and property owners to go about their businesses without fears.
By: Edward Tetteh