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Upper West Region Celebrates Silver Jubilee

2008-05-07 22:10:02
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Upper West Region celebrates 25 years of its creation from Friday, May 23 to Sunday, June 1, this year under the theme "Upper West at 25- Prospects, Challenges and Way Forward." The Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) administration created it from Upper Region in 1983.

A statement issued by Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (UWRCC) and signed by Alhaji Zaidu Tamimu, an Assistant Director said the celebration would begin on Friday, May 23 with Muslim prayers in all mosques in the region and a float through some principal streets at Wa and a bonfire at Naa Sidiki Bomi's Park in the evening.

A health walk, games and cultural night would be organised on Saturday, May 24 and Christian prayers on Sunday, May 25 to be followed by finals of "What Do You Know" competition and a football match.

On Monday, May 26, radio discussions would be held at Radio Upper West and Radio Progress on its achievements while local musicians would entertain the people at Wa Community Centre in the afternoon.

It said other activities were a debate, a symposium, an investment fair, investment forum, cook art, beauty pageant to be climaxed with a grand durbar of chiefs and people and a dinner dance on Saturday, May 31 and thanksgiving service on Sunday, June 1.

The UWRCC called for the cooperation and support of all and sundry for a successful celebration.


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