Peace, Unity – A Catalyst For Economic Growth – Sempe Mantse
The Mankrado of the Ga state, who also doubles as the Sempe Mantse, Nii Adote Otinor II, has urged indigenes of the Ga Community to embrace cordiality and peace, especially during the festive season.
He made this known at this year’s edition of the Piloloo Ga-Homowo Trade Carnival in Accra over the weekend.
Addressing the durbar, Nii opined that the development of a nation or community rests largely on the level of peace and unity among the people.
“I wish therefore to appeal to all facets of the Ga community to allow peace and unity to become a focal point in all their deliberations”, he stated.
He lamented that the numerous chieftaincy disputes in the land had marred the beauty and reputation of the Homowo festival.
“This is the time for us as a people to work closely together to harness our culture and make it relevant to the nation”, he urged.
According to him, investors will always shy away from doing business in communities that have division and conflict, adding that peace and unity is a magnet for investment.
The trade carnival, which is aimed at helping locals rake in some revenue from the Homowo, saw the display of the rich Ga culture, as well as the presence of dignitaries from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Ghana Police Service and various traditional Chiefs from the Ga community.
The Piloloo Ga-Homowo Trade Carnival, which is an initiative of the Reiss Bonney Company Limited (RCL), saw the sale of wares from the locals, ranging from Made in Ghana prints and clothes, to various food stuffs from the Ghanaian food-basket.
Story By Brenda Osei Karikari