The Chief and people of the Lawra Traditional Area will officially start their annual fesstival, Kobina observed in October every year. The grand durbar comes a day after the Remembrance Day was observed with a donation of FIVE THOUSAND GHANA CEDIS made to the planning committee by MTN GHANA.
The Upper West Regional Manager of MTN Ghana, Obed Asamoah who was there for the presentation disclosed the telecommunication network has given two sets of football jersey and two trophies to be given to youth clubs that excel in games organized in commemoration of the festival. MTN which has been supporting the chiefs and people of Lawra also pledged to continue supporting the beauty pageant competition held during evry Kobina.
Meanwhile, the paramount chief of the people of Lawra, Naa puowele Karbo III has for the first time ever installed as MAALU NAA (Development Chief) a UK-based citizen, HOWARD HICKMAN for his role in enhancing and improving education in the area. Whiles conferring the title, NAA KARBO III said “The title ‘Maalu Naa’ which has just been bestowed on you, is the highest that the paramouncy could prefer on any citizen organization such as The Savannah Education Trust for distinguished and outstanding services to the chiefs and people of Lawra.”
Rev. Howard Hickman’s installation was borne of his contributions to education that setup the Savannah Education Trust Fund out of which five Primary schools and two Juniour High Schools have been built at Bagri, Gbier, Pavuu, Mettoh and Korh within the last ten years. His installation has therefore made him a family member of the people of Lawra, the chief added.
Rev. Hickman was geateful that what he regarded as service to humanity is now recognized by the traditional council. He also assured the chief and his people never to let them down as he will continue to support them.
Meanwhile resident Mahama will be the guest of honour at the grand durbar today.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/ Abdul-Laah Dan Hasan