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Tenzug Marks Golob

2009-03-26 14:48:59
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The chiefs and people of Tenzug, near Tongo, in the Upper East-Region have celebrated their Golob festival amidst merry making. Golob festival is an annual event celebrated in the month of March and in most cases during the Easter period.

It is an occasion used to celebrate a good harvest during the immediate past farming season, and to also pray for good farming season.

There is a ban on funerals, marriage ceremonies and blood shedding during the festival period.

Naba Zontentaar Suhaba Zaa, chief of Tenzug, throwing more light on the festival, noted that the occasion was also used to instill discipline into the people.

According to him, the local musicians are encouraged to compose songs which frown upon social vices such as rape, defilement and theft as well as imbue in the people the spirit of love, patriotism and voluntarism.

Naba Zaa, who is a year old on the skin, explained that the festival was used to preach against wrong doing.

In an address read on his behalf, Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, observed that the peace the area is enjoying, could be attributed to lessons derived from the festival.

He commended them for the occasion, stressing that there could be no development without peace.

The regional minister urged the people to contribute towards ensuring peace in the whole region to facilitate its development.

He underscored the importance of education and called on the people to send their children to school.

He expressed concern over rising incidence of HIV/AIDS and advised the youth to refrain from acts which would expose them to the pandemic.

Mr Woyongo reiterated the government’s commitment to solving the unemployment problem confronting the youth, adding that the government was embarking on an agricultural project that would make farming attractive and lucrative to the youth.

“As a means of providing jobs for the youth, government has granted small mining concessions to the youth to undertake small-scale mining of gold in the country,” he stressed.

source: ghanaian times

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