We Won’t Take Your Care For Granted – Krobo Youth tell Mahama
A youth group aligned to the Natioanl Democratic Congress in the Yilo, Lower Manya and upper Manya Constituencies have expressed their unflinching support to President Maham. They say, they will not take for granted the love and care shown by President Mahama to the Chiefs and people of the Krobo areas in the Eastern Region. They have, therefore, pledged to work very hard to ensure a second term for the president.
Speaking exclusively to this paper at Odumase Krobo, Convener of the group, Mr Francis Ossom, said they have been campaigning very hard at the branch levels in every part of the constutietencies. “In order to formally roll out our activities, we have drawn up a program to launc the Krobo Youth for Mahama on Saturday, 25th September. We are expecting the following personalities to grace the occasion: Presidient John Dramani Mahama, Dr Kofi Protuphy, Mr. Asiedu Nketsia, Dr. Omane Boamah, Dr, Ekwow Spio-Gabrah, , Mr John Domelu, Nene Owula Mangortey, Nene Dosu, Our Eastern Regional Minister, and all Members of Parliament and Municipal Chief Executives from the area.”
“Our avowed aim is to secure an overwhelming victory for his Excellency John Dramani Mahama on December 7. We also want to ensure that we get eight additional Parlaimentary seats for the NDC in the Eastern Region. We are working hard and we are very confident we can shock the NPP by snatching the following seats: Asuogyaman, Ayensuano, Abetifi, Fanteakwa North, Abirim, Suhum, Akim Oda and Ofoase-Ayirebi,” he said.
Continuing Mr Ossom said, “President Mahama has given us a fair share of the national cake. And he has promised us more. The last time he was here he said he is providing us the Eastern University because he knows it will make our Kroboland a citadel of education in Ghana. The President reiterated that the improvement of educational infrastructure in the area was key for his government and added that the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, which is sited in the region, will focus on research to promote development in that part of Ghana.”
“Since the President has shown us love, we will reciprocate his love with massive votes. We want him to know we do not take his love and care for granted. We are reaching out to all the communities in Kroboland and are mobilizing the youth and first time voters. We are educating all of them on matters relating to the elections and are promoting our presidential and parliamentary candidates. Our President and our Parliamentary candidates will rejoice when they see the massive votes they get in the elections. We shall overcome, Mr Ossom said. END
This Reporter noted and was fascinated with the industriousness of the Krobo people in their bead making business. Available literature shows that the Krobos of south eastern Ghana are among the oldest and most famous makers and users of beads in the world. Just as gold is associated to the Ashanti, bead is to the Krobo. Across Krobo towns and villages such as Odumase Krobo, Agomanya, Somanya, Akuse, Kpong, Asesewa, Sekesua among others, the use of beads is rather a ubiquitous phenomenon than an occasional one. It is a way of life and its use is just like the palm oil with which yams are eaten.
Today, the Krobo bead culture has become a national one. It is common to see people from all parts of the country producing and using beads but when it comes to quality and value, they are unmatched to Krobo beads. The Krobo bead makers are best known for their wonderfully made colourfully powdered glass beads made from recycled glass and produced using traditional, labour-intensive methods.
So whether you are an international tourist visiting Ghana or a Ghanaian who love beads, just make a trip to Odumase Krobo or Somanya and get yourself some beads such as Kɔli, zagba, otaka, powa, Lɛɛ, Kpɛɛ, kofoya, mɛtɛ among others. Opportunities abound for the Krobo bead industry. It offers the Krobo area a unique opportunity for growth and development.
Source: Krobo | Ghana | TheCitizensGhana.com | Fonibi Larnor