Homecoming Festival attracts thousands to Ahwerase
The annual homecoming event of Ahwerase Abusuakese,a youth oriented group in Ahwerase, a town near Aburi in the Eastern Region, took off on Monday with a major turnout from the people in and out of the community.
The event saw many activities including a health-walk which was used to encourage all to exercise and stay fit, to live healthy lives.
An open forum, which offered the members an opportunity to voice out all grievances, was also held as part of the celebration. The excitement from members at the event was what the leadership anticipated but not the overwhelming numbers.
Addressing the audience, Doreen Oparebea Odei, President of the group, advised and encouraged all to work together in peace and unity to ensure development in the community. She also urged the students to take their education seriously as they strive to reach higher heights in their lives.
“We will be happy to work together to bring development and unity in Ahwerase whenever we are called,” said Ms. Odei.
The Queenmother of the Area, Nana Oforiwaa Amanfo, who together with other queen mothers, joined in most of the activities of the day, and also took the opportunity to address the youth against drug abuse and other deviant behaviour.
Despite the challenges faced in organizing this year’s event, it did come off successfully with a massive turnout from the people in the community in support.
Sporting activities such as football and other entertaining activities including drafts brought much more excitement and fun to the programme, as the overjoyed people participated. The fun-packed event ended with a kenkey party where all ate and enjoyed themselves with the promise of an even bigger and more exciting event next year.
Subsequently, a planning committee member of the Abusuakese, in an interview, pleaded with individuals, both natives and corporate Ghana, to come in and support them in their quest to get a community library.