2024 Edina Bakatue festival launched 

Story: Mercy Nana Araba Eduafo-Collins 

The 2024 edition of Edina Bakatue  Festival has been launched in Elmina in the Central region of Ghana. 

Speaking at the launch,  the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of  Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) who was the chairman for the occasion expressed his appreciation to the chiefs and people of Elmina for giving him such an opportunity   to chair the programme. 

Mr. Samuel Kofi Dentu hinted that as part of preparations towards the celebration of the festival, about 50 young individuals in Komenda Edina Equafo Aberim (KEEA) would  be trained in various skills. 

He said, after their training their works would be exhibited during the 2024 Edina Bakatue celebrations whiles others would  be exported to countries such as Nigeria and Kenya to enhance the local economy.  

The Municipal Chief Executive of Komenda Edina Equafo Aberim municipality, Solomon Ebo Appiah on his part  charged all politicians within the municipality to support  the development of the municipality. 

Lawyer Ebo Appaih indicated that a collaborative effort from all stakeholders including the various political parties in the area was  needed in curbing challenging situations such as teenage pregnancy among the youth, unemployment among others.  

The Omanhene of Edina Traditional Council Nana Kodwo Conduah VI  also called on all stakeholders to join hands in the celebration of this year’s Bakatue. 

According to him, the numerous opportunities Edina Bakatue presents to the people of Elmina and its surrounding was  significant. 

Nana Kodwo Conduah VI expressed his warmest appreciation to the people of Edina, businesses and institutions in KEEA for their outstanding contributions to previous celebrations and charged them to go beyond their limits in the 2024 Edina Bakatue festival.

The colourful event was graced by a representative from the office of the Member of Parliament (MP) Mr. Samuel Atta Mills, security services, businesses, schools, the media and the people of Edina Traditional Council.

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