Larteh Association of North America inaugurated

The Larteh Ewuebi Association of North America was inaugurated on Saturday, July 28 at the Center in Newark, NJ.

The organization, formed to increase networking among its members in the United States, Canada and elsewhere is principally aimed at the development of Larteh in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

According to Mr. George Obiri Agyapong who briefed Amandla about the plans of the association, the North American chapter of the global organization would cooperate with the Larteh Development Committee at Larteh for direction and guidelines for effective development of the town.

Citizens of Larteh came to the function from Canada and other parts of the United States. Others, like the chief of Larteh accompanied by his elders came from Ghana.

In a short speech, the Ankobiahene of Akwapim Guan Traditional Area Nana Gyedu Nkansah III admonished people in the Diaspora to be circumspect in their spending habits and to desist from giving impression among their relatives in Ghana that living here has made them rich or wealthy. According to the chief the little experience he had on his short visit taught him that life here is hard and that money is not as easy to obtain as is normally thought in Ghana.

He appealed to his people here to adequately sustain themselves, while thinking of helping those at home.

A raffle was organized to raise funds for some development programs at Larteh.

For a function of its importance and nature, the inauguration was poorly patronized by the indigenes of Larteh living in North America.


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