By Annette S. Yeboah
THE PRESIDENT of Osu Traditional Council and Paramount Chief of Osu, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI is calling on all businesses, companies and individuals who operate in the area to pay homage to the chiefs and elders of Osu during the celebration of the 2016 Homowo festival.
Nii Dowuona VI said businesses and individuals are occupants of the land, therefore, when the Traditional Council is praying for peace, blessing and prosperity they also benefit, hence, the need to support in cash and kind.
“Companies and foreigners residing in Osu have prospered through the prayers of the Traditional Council. We have also welcomed and received them well into the community,” the chief stated.
He said “the Mantse Palace is your friend so anything you bring will be received wholeheartedly.”
Speaking at the launch of the Osu Homowo 2016 media launch at the Osu Mantse Palace, the paramount chief said this year’s festival has taken a new dimension, therefore, all including foreigners and Christians are welcomed to participate in the month-long celebration.
He said this year’s event will focus on development which has become imperative, thus, the theme for the celebration “Tourism a Key Component in Community Development.’
“Tourism creates a lot of employment for our communities and the revenue generated is used in supporting local infrastructural projects earmarked in our traditional areas.
“It is not out of place for any traditional authority to canvas for developmental projects in its locality, considering the geographical area in terms of land size of the Osu Traditional Council,” the chief stated.
He continued, “we deserve more than infrastructure to augment government’s efforts in making tourism more attractive in our community. This will also benefit our citizenry through job creation and other social and welfare interventions.”