Saturday, January 13, 2007
US Ga-Dangme group holds annual
THE Ga-Dangme Educational and Cultural Foundation based in Philadelphia, USA, held its annual dinner in Friday, December 29, here in the US.
Led by its chairman, Nii Kwate Quatey 1, also known in private life as Dr. Samuel Quartey, the well attended event featured many high profile personalities which included Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Sylvester Johnson, Judge Thomasine Tynes, President, Traffic Court, Philadelphia, Mr. Stanley Straighter, Chairman of Commission of African and Caribbean Affairs.
Those who attended also included Irene Addo, Ghana’s Deputy-Ambassador to the US, Nii Otu Akwetey IX, Chief of Katamansu, Accra, Naa Aforkor Omaeduro 11, War Queen-Mother of Katamansu, Accra, Brigadier George Ayibonte, and Military Attache, Ghana Mission-New York.
There was a cultural display by students from Imhotep Institute Charter High School based in Philadelphia.
Earlier, the Principal of the School, Mrs. Chris Wiggins who goes by the stool name, Asafoanye Odamitey Tsotso took the opportunity to welcome guests and also introduced the choir and dancers.
She mentioned that some of the students from Imhotep, a community based public school and African centered, had traveled to Ghana four times and Nii Kwate Quartey is Chairman of the School board.
Some of the dignitaries were presented with plaques in recognition of their contributions to The Ga-Dangme Educational and Cultural Foundation.
TIMES WEEKEND - Saturday, January 13, 2007 Page: 11