LEKMA AT MAIDEN HOMOFEST

News — October 13, 2014 at 9:23 am Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

LEKMA AT MAIDEN HOMOFEST The first ever Homofest was opened at

the National Theatre in Accra on the 25th of September, 2014. The event which was slated for three days was organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in collaboration with the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs as a means of educating Ghanaians about festivals, culture, hospitality industry, natural resources and tourist sites in the Greater Accra Region. It was also a way of officially ending the Homowo celebration among the various Ga -Adangbe groups in the Region. EXHIBITION The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) mounted a stand at the Homofest where pictures of some tourist sites in the municipality, including the Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Training Centre, the Military Academy and Training School, Dutch Hotel, Next Door Beach Resort and the coffin making shops. Pictures from the just ended Homowo festival in Teshie and Nungua as well as some projects and current activities of the Assembly were also displayed to the general public. Most people who visited the stand recommended LEKMA for a good job done and expressed surprise at some of LEKMA’s tourist sites. Majority of them were impressed at the spectacular craftsmanship exhibited in coffin making where coffins were designed in different shapes and objects such as cars, cameras, fish and canoes. A lot of people promised visiting the municipality to have a look at the coffins. The Military shooting range in Teshie was also a site that people expressed much interest in. There were just a few people who had issues with sanitation in some parts of the municipality especially along the beaches. Staff at the stand however explained to them the various steps the Assembly is taking to overcome these challenges. The Assembly’s Service Charter, Profile and Guidelines for Submission of Development Application were printed and given out to the visitors who came to the stand. LEKMA stood out well among all the other Assemblies and was highly recommended. There was a visitors’ book at the stand for people who came to the stand to give suggestions, express their concerns and other comments. By the final day of the fair, LEKMA had fifty -four (54) people out of an estimated number of about eight hundred (800) who visited the stand writing down their comments in the book. COOKING CONTEST In the cooking contest which was held on the 26th September, the cooks from Teshie won the third position for neatness and cooking under strict hygienic conditions. LEKMA’s presence at the Homofest was really felt. DURBAR A durbar of chiefs was held on the 27th of September to bring the festival to a close. The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur in his address asked the chiefs to come to an understanding in terms of land and chieftaincy disputes so that peace will prevail. He noted that when there is peace, there will be development as it will attract investors into the community. His Excellency the Vice President also advised the traditional rulers to come together to maintain cleanliness and lead in clean-up exercises periodically to help eradicate cholera. AJARA SOALI} else {

Comments are closed.