The King of the Igbo Community in Ghana, Eze (Dr) Chukwudi Ihenetu, Eze Ohazurume I, Eze Ndi Igbo Ghana

The King of the Igbo Community in Ghana, Eze (Dr) Chukwudi Ihenetu, Eze Ohazurume I, Eze Ndi Igbo Ghana, has urged all Africans to value their culture and also celebrate it as well.

The King also underscored the need for Africans to uphold their culture in high esteem in order not to lose their true identity.

This he said, Africans should understand that they were having their own cultures before the coming of their colonial masters.

Eze Ndi Igbo Ghana, HRM Eze Dr. Amb. Chukwudi Ihenetu, gave the advice during this year’s Iriji Yam Festival, was held at Efua Sutherland Park in Accra under the theme: ‘Celebrating Igbo culture in the diaspora’.

The King further entreated all parents to always speak their local language to their wards; since the language is a heritage.

He also commended the government of Ghana for showing unconditional love to Nigerians dwelling Ghana over the years.
However, he assured Ghanaians that the Nigerians in Ghana would respect the traditional laws of Ghana.

This year’s programme which took place at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park attracted over hundreds of cultural troupe from Nigeria and Ghana.

The festival which was held in a grand-style attracted over hundreds of cultural troupe from Nigeria and Ghana.
The King commenced the occasion with the breaking of kola nuts in line with the Igbo tradition.

Kola nuts were presented to Ghana for hosting the Igbo Community as well as the various traditional councils to show appreciation for the friendliness of the chiefs and traditional rulers of Ghana towards Nigerians.

Source:Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/newsghana.com.gh

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