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Moree: Statue of celebrated fisherman Ofarnyi Kweigya to be unveiled April 28

BY: Kweku Zurek
Nana Dr. Kwamina Kra II ( aka Dr. David Whitaker) Chief Consultant  Moree Kemetic Rebirth Projects
Nana Dr. Kwamina Kra II ( aka Dr. David Whitaker) Chief Consultant Moree Kemetic Rebirth Projects

The Chiefs and people of Moree will unveil the statue of celebrated fisherman, Ofarnyi Kweigya on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

The monument will memorialize Kweigya’s Moree roots, his contribution to Ghana’s fishing tradition and his historic migration from and connection to ancient Egypt.

According to Nana Kwamina Kra II (aka Dr. Kwa David Whitaker, Esq.), Rector of Obokese University of Excellence and Chief Consultant for Moree Kemetic Rebirth Projects (MKRP), the statue will also bring into focus the historic relationship between Ghana and Egypt.

“Ancient Kemet is unequivocally one of the oldest and most famous civilizations on Earth—spanning 4,000 years of continuity, exemplary leadership and amazing achievements which have laid the foundations for humanity as we know it. Beyond all doubt, the world is deeply indebted to these Giants of Antiquity," Dr Whitaker said.

"The intense debate over who they really were. Predictably, Europeans, from the time of Aristotle, Socrates, Plato and others have behaved as if the Kemetian"s were unquestionably Caucasian. Moreover, they have protected and preserved this narrative by controlling all academic content concerning Kemet, and, at the same time, attacking every counter-narratives. While African and Diaspora researchers have doggedly challenged them, they possessed no contemporary non-white personalities to provide concrete evidence of the non-white nature of the ancient Kemetians—until now!

"The folklore, local narratives and readily available physical evidence lend significant credibility to the hypothesis that the two Kemetic Giants—Ofarnyi Kweigya and Asebu Amenfi--could potentially represent critical links to mark the beginning of the end to centuries of debate".

To these ends the MKRP will assemble today’s preeminent Kemetic scholars, researchers, doctoral/graduate students and others with expertise in these important research areas to design, conduct, analyse, report and publish their important findings.

"Obviously, time will tell, but, this is a very exciting development for Moree, the Asebu Traditional Area, Ghana, Africa and her entire Diaspora."

The Apagyahen of Asebu Traditional Area, Nana Obokese Ampah added that plans are far advanced to make the event a memorable one.