Traditional ruler calls for sacrifice in nation building

ChiefsThe Chief of Gomoa Adaa in the Central Region, Nana Okutwer Bekoe IV, has appealed to Ghanaians to be ready to sacrifice for the well-being of the nation and its citizenry.

Addressing a forum to mark Ahobaa Ketsewa at Gomoa Adaa, Nana Okutwer Bekoe reminded Ghanaians of the great sacrifices made by the fore-bearers of the nation in bringing it this far.

Ahobaa Ketsewa and Ahobaa Kese are celebrated by Borbor Fantse to commemorate the sacrifice made by a citizen of Gomoa Maiam to save Borbor Fantse from a plague, which was killing them in numbers after their migration from Tekyiman in the Brong Ahafo.

After series of meetings with chiefs and people looking for someone to satisfy the demand of the gods for someone to be killed and the blood used for rituals, Ahor offered himself to save the people.

Nana Okutwer Bekoe said as soon as the ritual was performed the plague vanished and the people stopped dying in their numbers.

He said the death of Ahor is marked as Ahorbaa Ketsewa, which is celebrated in May, whilst his burial and funeral is celebrated as Ahorbaa Kese in August in honour of the great thing he did for Borbor Fantse.

The Chief expressed concern about the upsurge of teenage pregnancy in the town and advised parents to take good care of their children, especially the girls.

He reminded them that their future lives depended on the investment they would make in the education of their children.

“It is better not to give birth than not to look after the child that you have brought to the earth,” the Chief pointed out.

Nana Okutwer Bekoe said he was prepared to support brilliant but needy children in the town to further his or her education and appealed to the children to take advantage of it.

Source: GNA

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