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Don’t use Easter to offend cultural sensibility of Kwahu people – MP warns
From: Ghana l Myjoyonline.com l Jerry Tsatro Mordy          Published On: March 26, 2013, 15:14 GMT
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Don’t use Easter to offend cultural sensibility of Kwahu people – MP warns

Eric Kwabena Kwakye Darfour, MP, Nkawkaw

Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw constituency of the Eastern region, Eric Kwakye Darfour wants the Ghana Tourist Authority (GTA) to coordinate with stakeholders in the Kwahu area to ensure that the cultural sensibility and heritage of the Chiefs and people of Kwahu are not slighted, as Easter festivities draw near.

Mr. Kwabena Darfour is therefore urging the GTA to liaise with the Kwahu Traditional Council, MPs and Assembly Members within the enclave, Districts and Municipal Chief Executives so that they “the people are not allowed to be exposed to threadbare, more in the midst of the fanfare and enculturation”.

The Kwahu Ridge has become the official place for the celebration of Easter and the annual National Paragliding Festival organized by the Tourism Authority, which draws thousands of patrons to the mountainous area yearly.

But delivering a statement on the floor of the House ahead of the festivities which begin this Friday, Mr. Dafour recalled: “the media were replete with bad reportage of immoral acts characterizing the last year Festival”.

“These publications did not go down well with the Chiefs and people of Kwahu as reports of these immoral acts cast a slur on our Cultural Heritage as Ghanaians and we would not countenance that.

“Mr. Speaker, Kwahu is a disciplined community with high morals and would be the last to either engage or encourage visitors to do that”.

The MP also appealed to the media to desist from engaging in the business “to purposely taint the hard won reputation of the good people of Kwahu.”

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