It has become an annual ritual and Nana Amoasi VII could not overlook the expectation of kids within the catchment of Ekumfi Abor, in the Central Region of Ghana.
Each New Year Nana Amoasi VII the Chief of Ekumfi Abor, and who doubles as the Ankobeahen (Chief of Staff) of the Ekumfi Traditional Area, throws a party for the kids in Abor and the surrounding communities.
In the view of Nana, children are always expectant of their parents and guardians, particularly in seasons such as the Christmas and the New year. As a Traditional Ruler and a father to kids in the Traditional Area Nana attempts to put smiles on the faces of these kids, just as children in the cities experience during the yuletide.
Nana Amoasi contends that parties are great ways to make kids feel special. It is a medium to celebrate achievements, honour a milestones and seasons. The treats and gifts we give to our children during such moments like the New year bring them loads of memories to enjoy for years to come.
On the back of these benefits Nana Amoasi organised a party for over 1000 kids in and around Ekumfi Abor on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Abor’ Community Centre.
During the party, Nana shared gifts such as school uniform, textbooks, exercise books, pens, pencils, toffees and biscuits with the kids.
“In spite of the economic challenges we are confronted with as a country, we took time in the cities during this Christmas to make merry and have fun but we cannot overlook the plight of the rural folks and we cannot pretend they don’t have expectations,” he said.
Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion was Nana Ama Amissah the Queen Mother of the Mankessim Paramount Area. Volunteers were also on hand to support with the organisation of the programme, and most importantly ensuring that each child left the party with gifts.
As a Special Guest of Honour, Nana Ama Amissah had a word of advice and hope for the kids. She called on the kids, particularly the youth among them to shy away from drugs and activities that could potentially result in teenage pregnancy. She encouraged them to uphold principles, practices and virtues that would help ensure that they grow to be responsible leaders and parents.