The 2024 edition of one of Ghana’s most celebrated festivals has been launched at the Elmina Castle. During the launch of Edina Bakatue 2024, the deputy Chief Executive Officer for Ghana Export Promotion Authority who was the chairman for the occasion expressed his appreciation to the chiefs and people of Elmina for giving him such honour to chair the launch of a rich cultural festival.

Mr. Samuel Kofi Dentu hinted that as part of preparations towards the celebration of the festival, about 50 young individuals in Komenda Edina Equafo Aberim (KEEA) will be trained on various skills. Some works of these trained young persons will be exhibited during the 2024 Edina Bakatue celebrations whiles others will be exported to countries such as Nigeria and Kenya to enhance the local economy.

The Municipal Chief Executive of Komenda Edina Equafo Aberim municipality, Hon. Solomon Ebo Appiah charged all politicians within the municipality to use their divergent views and stances in the development of the municipality. Lawyer Ebo Appaih indicated that a collaborative effort from all stakeholders including the various political parties in the area is needed in curbing challenging situations such as teenage pregnancy among the youth, unemployment among others.

For his part, the Omanhene of Edina Traditional Council Nana Kodwo Conduah VI called on all stakeholders to join hands in the celebration of this year’s Bakatue. According to him, the numerous opportunities Edina Bakatue presents to the people of Elmina and its surrounding is significant in adding value to the larger economical status of the country. Nana Kodwo Conduah VI expressed his warmest appreciation to the people of Edina, businesses and institutions in KEEA for their outstanding contributions to previous celebrations and charged them to go beyond their limits in the 2024 Edina Bakatue festival.The colourful event was graced by a representative from the office of the Member of Parliament Mr. Samuel Atta Mills, security services, businesses, schools, the media and the people of Edina Traditional Council.

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