NJ Bisa Busanga Chief of NJ Introduced to Newark City Hall

Alhaji Chireh Ibrahim Adams, chief of the Busanga community in New Jersey was formally introduced to the Newark Municipal Council at the City Hall September 18, 2013. Chireh Ibrahim Adams who is also a member of the African Commission of the City of Newark is credited with the renaming of Victoria Street to Ghanaian Way.
In a proclamation read by Council Woman at Large Mildred Crump, Chireh Ibrahim Adams was described as a Newark resident whose contributions to the city transcends a spectrum of society. She cited the chief’s successful efforts to rename Victoria Street in Newark to Ghanaian Way and his active participation in the civic affairs of the city. Chireh Alhaji Ibrahim is an associate of the African Commission of the Newark Municipal Council. The chief was installed last year and was formally crowned in July this year.
Alhaji Chireh Adams in response paid tribute to the ancestors whose suffering and struggles paved the way for the present generation. “I would not be here if they did not make the sacrifices they made,” he said. He called for unity among African Americans and Africans from the continent saying “we are the same people.” He praised the deep bonds that the Ghanaian community has had with Councilman Ras Baraka, who is currently contesting for Newark’s mayoralty. It was Mr. Baraka who pushed the idea for the change of street name at the City hall, he said.
Ras Baraka on his part agreed with Chireh Alhaji Adams that African Americans and Africans from the continent are indeed the same people and appealed for continued cooperation between the two communities.
The celebrant decorated all the council members with Kente scarves.

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