This gesture has become an annual new year affair since Nana Amoasi VII was installed as the chief of Ekumfi Abor, and the Ankobeahen of Ekumfi Traditional Area in February 2020.
The object of these annual events is to put smiles on the faces of the little ones, make them feel special, honour their achievements, and to celebrate the birth of Christ.
In spite of the economic challenges the country is facing presently, this year’s event could not have been overlooked by the Nana Amoasi VII Foundation because kids are always expectant of their parents, guardians and leaders.
“I look back on my childhood and recall few magical memories from children’s party. As the ruler of the town and the father of these little ones, it is just as exciting to throw parties for the kids at every opportune time to give them tonnes of memories to look back on,” he said.
“The interaction that these children experience with other kids of similar age during such events is vital for their early development. Their interaction and social skills are developed through the fun and constant interaction with their peers. Additionally, it is a medium to build their confidence, particularly for those children that tend to be quite shy.”
At this year’s event, children numbering 700 as usual had a lot of music to dance to and have fun. Food, biscuits, toffees and drinks were offered to each child in attendance.
Dancing competitions, choreography, and games like “musical chairs” and “Pick & Act” were organised by the MC Fiifi Michael (a senior journalist with Coastal FM in Mankessim) for the kids during the occasion. There were volunteers led by Nana Tekyi Enua the Gysehemaa of Abor, to assist with the organisation of the entire programme.
The occasion was chaired by Samuel Oliver Nana Sackey, a retired United Nation staff, and a senior citizen of Ekumfi Abor.
Special guests of honour for the occasion was Nana Kwasi Nyame the Adontenhen of Ekumfi Ebuakwa, and the Managing Partner of Kays EasyHomes; a realty, management and investment firm.
In attendance to support the Foundation, Nana Amoasi VII and Nana Arhinfua III (Queenmother of Abor) were Nananom of Ekumfi, Honourable Abeiku Crentsil Member of Parliament for Ekumfi, representatives of the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ekumfi Honourable Ebenezer Monney, and senior members of the Abor Community including Opayin Amoasi Andoh and Regent Nana Adumadzi.
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