News Release

Church Congregations Celebrate Ghanaian Cultural Heritage 

 Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Accra, Ghana performed traditional dances and more in a cultural event entitled "Our Culture, Our Heritage - The Lord's Way." 

The cultural event was hosted on two different days by two stakes (a geographic area with several congregations).

The Chief of Kpone, Miltsakpo (Saki) Nii Tetteh Oglie II, and his daughter attended the Ashaiman Stake event as special guests of honor.  Linguist Philip Sackey also accompanied them.

The Aashaiman Stake's cultural event, which had a panel of four judges to score each presentation, took place on November 14, 2015. The journalist in charge of internal and external affairs and secretary to the national chairman of the National Commission on Culture, Madam Sandra Nana Efua Boison, was one of the judges. She congratulated the Church for organizing such a wonderful cultural event and said that events of this nature are rarely seen in religious organizations.Then, Madam Boison promised to feature the cultural event in the Commission’s next magazine and invited all to help showcase African culture and heritage.

A congregation from the Tema Stake 1st Ward displaying the Damba culture of the Northern Region of Ghana. Their cultural event took place at the beginning of October.

Members of the Ashaiman Stake Zenu Ward performing a traditional dance from the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Another congregation from the Tema Stake Newtown Ward presenting the Hogbetsotso culture from the Volta Region.

Enthusiastic drummers accompanied each performing group.

Ashaiman Stake Bethlehem Ward Members presenting the culture of the Brong Ahafo Region.

Tema Stake, Tema 2nd Ward members present the Kubube culture of the Upper West Region.

 Young members of the Official Town Branch in the Ashaiman Stake present the culture of the Volta Region.

Tema Stake, Nungua 2nd Ward congregation tells the story of the Aboakyere of the Central Region..

 This young member of the Tema Stake, Tema 2nd Ward congregation helped present the Kabube from the Upper West Region culture.

A young member of the  Ashaiman Stake Zenu Ward presenting the culture of the Ashanti Region.

Another congregation from the Ashaiman Stake Michel Camp Ward presenting the culture of the Greater Accra Region.

Members of Tema Stake 1st Ward portraying the Damba culture of the Northern Region.

Another congregation representing the Tema Stake Nungua 1st ward protraying the Homowo culture from the Greater Accra Region.

The Chief of Kpone, Mlitsakpo (Saki) Nii Tetteh Oglie II, presented certificates to all participants at the Ashaiman Stake event.

Tema Stake Tema 3rd Ward members holding the trophy presented at their event.

The winners at the Ashaiman Stake as they received the trophy from Elder Terrence M. Vinson, the First Counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency of the Church.

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