Ohum festival as celebrated by the chiefs and people of Akwapim Mampong today, Saturday, 14th September was a celebration worth attending notwithstanding the rain. The display of rich Ghanaian culture and tradition was very refreshing to observe.
Addressing the durbar of Chiefs and people I paid glorious tribute to Akwapim Mampong.
Mampong is the home of two major historic icons in this country: Tetteh Quarshie – the farmer, and Dr. Oku Ampofo – the plant medicine man.
Tetteh Quarshie, the adventurist and farmer single-handedly made Ghana famous for its golden pod, long the backbone of the economy. The renowned Dr. Oku Ampofo’s brilliance and dedication led to the establishment of the Center for Plant medicine research which continue to affect the lives of many.
I further entreated Nananom to work together with the local administrative authorities to rekindle the spirit of communal labour to help deal with filth in our societies.