President John Mahama, has joined the people of Cape Coast in their annual Fetu Afahye, with a call on stakeholders to work towards bringing back the region to its former glory of being the citadel of education.
This year’s Fetu Afahye, is hinged on “the falling standards of education in the Cape Coast metropolis, responsibilities of the stakeholders.
The Jubilee Park saw huge patronage of indigenes and visitors alike to observe the cultural trends characteristic of the Afahye.
The durbar saw a display of the various Asafo groups and the beautiful procession of Chiefs riding in a Palanquin. There had been series of social activities preceding the durbar.
For the first time, organisers introduced the Orange carnival which saw the whole of Cape Coast go orange.
The durbar therefore was used to highlight the theme of the festival, which is “the falling standards of education in the Cape Coast metropolis, responsibilities of stakeholders”.
It is no doubt that Cape Coast is known for hosting most of the country’s best second cycle and tertiary institutions but that notable feat seems to be taking a nose dive.
President Mahama, stated that the development of any nation can only be guaranteed on the basis of education.
He said government will do all it can to ensure that quality education finds its place in the history of the country but stakeholders in the region also have a greater role to play.
President Mahama, commended organisers of the program for the innovative orange carnival.
Hopeful of a second term, President Mahama, assured the Central region of more accelerated development.
The Omanhene of the Oguaa Traditional area Osabarima Kwesi Atta, thanked government for the many projects in the region, notably the Cape Coast stadium which meets international standards.
As elections inches he appealed to the youth not to allow themselves to be used as agents to former trouble
Fifty brilliant but needy students were awarded scholarships by the Cape Coast Endowment fund. President Mahama, also made a personal contribution of ten thousand Ghana Cedis to the traditional council.