UEW Management Graces Okyenhene’s 20th Anniversary Grand Durbar

The centre of attraction was at Ese Ho, Kyebi in the Eastern Region of Ghana as the First Three Gentlemen of the land graced the grand durbar of the 20th Anniversary of the Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II.  The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) was also in attendance to witness the memorable occasion.

Dignitaries in attendance

Other high profile dignitaries present included former President, Ft. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings and his wife; the Chief of Staff, Hon. Akosua Fremaa Osei Opare; British High Commissioner, Lain Walker and his wife; US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan; Traditional Rulers and Entourage; Senior Minister, Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo; Members of Parliament (MPs);Heads of Government Institutions and great personalities from all walks of life.

Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Na Abubakari Mahama II

The ceremony, held on Saturday, 14th December, 2019, displayed rich Ghanaian culture such as dances, apparels, drums, appellations and poems.

horse display by the people of Dagbon

In his speech, Osagyefo Ofori Panin II called on people from the Diaspora to invest in the education of the youth of Okyenman to improve their skills and standard of living as well as the community. “We have investable opportunities in this kingdom. We are looking for investors; investors who come and stay. The ones who will not only be interested in their profit but at the same time want to improve the communities in which they will work.”

Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II

The Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abubakari Mahama II was the Guest of Honour. In his remarks, he entreated the Government to involve traditional rulers on matters of national interest and upliftment.

Prominent among the UEW delegation that graced the occasion were the Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni; Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq.; Ag. Head, Department of Theatre Arts, Dr. Samuel Manaseh Yirenkyi; Ag. Head, Department of Music Education, Dr. Emmanuel Obed Acquah; and Head, University Relations Office and Media, Ms. Obaapanin Adu Oforiwaa.