Mrs. Matilda Amissah -Arthur Attends – James –Town Odwira Festival

The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur has urged traditional authorities to continue to use festivals as a platform for peace and development.

The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Matilda Amissah -Arthur made the statement on Monday when she  joined the chiefs and people of British Accra in James Town-Ingleshie -Alata to celebrate their Annual Odwira festival.

 She further called on them to maintain the peace and unity that they are enjoying as we enter the election year, since we are all one people. Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthuralso extended warm greeting from President John Mahama and the Vice President Kwesi Amissah – Arthur to them for a successful celebration.

She was met by the Paramount Chief of Ingleshie Alata Traditional Area Obrempong Kojo Ababio V. Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur  said her joining them in the celebration was a promise, she made to them last week Friday when she donated assorted food stuffs for the celebration of their annual Homowo festival.

 She said apart from showcasing the rich culture and traditions of the people, festivals offered opportunity for chiefs and people to plan development projects for their communities.

The Odwira festival celebration drew a number of people, both residents and non-residents, to the durbar grounds. Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V- James Town Mantse – Eminent Pioneering Dental Surgeon thanked the Second Lady and her delegation for their support towards the Odwira celebrations.

He gave an assurance that the festival would be celebrated peacefully and called on the youth to show unity and love before, during and after the occasion.