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Adentan basic schools festival opens

BY: Samuel K. Obour

The Municipal Chief Executive of Adentan, Mrs Nubyl Kakra Van Lare,  has opened the 13th Basic Schools Regional Festival of Arts, and added  her voice to the call on Ghanaians to respect the verdict of the Supreme Court on the election petition.

"Let respect the rule of law," she said, and added " by this, we should hold ourselves in readiness for the outcome of the ruling, whichever way it goes."

The two-day festival, on the theme, " Our Culture, Our Pride , Our Identity,’’ is taking place at the Adentan Community School at Adentan near Accra, under the direction of Mrs Elizabeth de Souza, the  Greater Accra Regional Director of Education.

School pupils from 16 directorates, including Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal (LEKMA),  Ga West, Dangme West, Ga South, Ga East Districts, Adentan, Ashaiman municipalities and the Accra and the Tema metropolitans are competing in poetry recitals, drum appellation, dance drama, drama and choral music.

They would go on sightseeing and mount an exhibition showing craft works they have done from their various schools.

Mrs Van Lare said what defined the people of Ghana as Ghanaians encompassed the development of music, sports, cuisine and festivals, among other things.

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"Negotiation is more likely to succeed when the parties concerned understand the reasons for the differences in viewpoints," the MCE said, and stressed the importance of taking pride in the  achievements of the ancestors.

Mrs Rosemond Keteku, the Adentan Municipal Director of Education, asked celebrants to consider ways of sustaining efforts in reviving culture, which she said was the pride of Ghanaians and would determine the future of Ghana.

Mr  Michael Kuvor, the Regional Cultural Co-ordinator, said the Greater Accra Region would host the next National Basic Schools Festival of Arts scheduled for the first week in  September.