Holy Kids International School marks Ghana Day

BY: Benjamin Xornam Glover
Desmond Ayiku and Richael Okunor also lead the Ga-Dangbe community to the durbar grounds

The Holy Kids International School at Adjei Kojo near Tema has marked its annual Ghana Day celebrations.

To celebrate the day, students dressed in the country’s various traditional clothes, recited poems in local languages and also danced to traditional songs, making it a colourful and joyous event.

 

The event was climaxed with a durbar where students dressed as traditional rulers of four ethic groups in Ghana namely, Akan, Ga-Dangbe, Northern and Ewe and sat in state to depict a traditional setting.

 In an interview with the Junior Graphic, the Headmaster of the school, Mr Bismark Amenuvor, said the idea behind instituting the day was to assist students develop the spirit of patriotism and nationalism.

That, he said, was to make them grow and love their country and help in its development.

He underscored the need for parents to encourage their children to wear traditional clothes to portray the diverse rich culture of the country.

Mr Amenuvor noted that the western mode of dressing had taken over the country’s rich culture and thus stressed the need for serious attention to the problem to restore the pride and dignity of the Ghanaian culture.