First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo

The First Lady Mrs.
Rebecca Odakor Akufo Addo has been installed as the Development Queen mother of
Ada Traditional Area with the stool name, Naana Ode Opeor Kabukie I at the 82nd
anniversary celebration of Ada Asafotufiami festival.

The First Lady who was the special Guest of
Honour applauded the chiefs and people of Ada Traditional Area for identifying
tourism and salt production as major ventures that had the potential to bring
economic development to the area and called for strategic development plans for
such a vision to become a reality.

She said festivals provided platforms to
showcase their rich cultural heritage for tourism and urged the people of Ada
to always make good use of such platforms when the need arise.

Mrs Akufo Addo who spoke passionately about
sanitation situation in the country called on all to join fight against plastic
waste pollution and ensure that the city was rid of filth. 

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael
Ashitey said the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council was working with
the Ada East and West Districts to bring development to place and create job
for the youth through state policies such as Planting for Food and Jobs,
Planting for Exports among others.

The Paramount Chief of Ada Traditional Area
Djetser Nene Abram Kabu Akuaku III in his welcome address, said natural
resources such as Ada Songor Lagoon, aquatic resources were in abundant in his
area and needed to be mobilized for economic benefits of the people.

The former President John Dramani Mahama who
was at the thanksgiving service lauded the chiefs and people of Ada for
maintaining peace and unity in the area.

He appealed to the clergy and traditional
authorities to continue to preach peace to ensure that 2020 general elections
was conducted peacefully.

Rev. James Adzokatser, Resident Minister of
the Big Ada Trinity Congregation of Presbyterian Church of Ghana said expressed
concern about how some Christians had rejected God’s stewardship and prayed
that individuals who claimed to be Christians followed sound Bible teachings.

Source: GNA