Residents of Effutu have commended the Municipal Chief Executive for the area Alhaji Zubairu Kassim for his extraordinary show of support to the two main Asafo Groups in Winneba as they prepare to embark on their Deer hunting expedition for the Effutu Aboakyir Festival.
Hon. Alhaji Zubairu Kassim on Thursday April 28, 2022 led a team of senior officers from the Effutu Municipal Assembly to donate items including rice (20bags), Milk (4 cartons), sugar (4bags) and an amount of Ghc 4000 to the Tuafo and Dentefo Asafo groups as they prepare to enter the forest for the Deer hunting needed for the Aboakyir Festival. Each group was given 10 bags of rice, 2cartoons of milk, two bags of sugar and an amount of Ghc 2000.
Presenting the items the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Zubairu Kassim, lauded the youth in the two groups for the peaceful manner in which they have so far carried out their activities to welcome the celebration.
He said that the Assembly values the contribution of the Asafo groups towards a successful organization and celebration hence the decision to support them in this regard.
Hon. Zubairu posited that the items donated are to enable the groups prepare adequately for a bountiful catch to make this year’s Aboakyir Festival one of the best ever to be celebrated in the area
He charged the youth to promote peace and unity before, during and after the celebration to confirm to the world that the people of Effutu cherish their tradition and culture in an atmosphere of peace adding that this will help promote the Effutu Dream to attract investors to the area.
Receiving the items, a leading member of one of the groups, Ekow Migah, expressed the appreciation of the groups to the MCE for the support describing it as a novelty which has come as a surprise to them.
According to him no Municipal Chief Executive has supported the Asafo Groups to prepare for the catch in the history of the celebration adding that Hon. Zubairu will go down in history as the only MCE who has placed premium on the immense contribution of the groups in making the Aboakyir Festival a reality.
His views were shared by many of the youth who had gathered as they kept showering praises on the MCE and the Assembly for the gesture.
The groups later offered separate prayer session for the MCE pouring libations to invoke the powers of the gods to protect and guide him in his quest to extend development to the area.
The MCE was accompanied by the Presiding Officer for the Effutu Municipal Assembly, Hon. Awo Sena, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Francis Asiedu as well as the Deputy Coordinating Director, Miss Adwoa Amofah.
STORY BY: CHARLES BAAH ABOAGYE
PUBLISHED BY: COBBY NHYIRA
MINICIPAL MIS OFFICER
Last modified: May 21, 2022