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CRIG JOINS CHIEFS TO CELEBRATE OHUM

Date: 18th July 2023

The management of Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), on Wednesday, July 5 2023, joined the Chiefs and people of Abuakwa North Municipality to celebrate this year's Ohum Festival to officially usher in the New Yam Season.

The delegation from CRIG, which was led by the Deputy Executive Director, in charge of Coffee, Shea and Cashew, Dr. Samuel Lowor, was received at the Awansa Palace by The Akyem Tafohene, Osabarima Adusei Peasah IV.

The Ohum Festival is celebrated every year by the people of the Tafo Traditional Community to mark the arrival of the New Yam Harvest (Kookoase Bayere) and to give thanks to God Almighty, the gods, and ancestors for protection and provision of an abundance of new yam. The festival is also often referred to as the Yam Festival because it is the celebration of the new yam.

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Dr. Samuel Lowor, conveyed CRIG's solidarity to the Chiefs and people towards the development of their communities.

As a token of their contribution towards the celebration, the delegation presented customary items to four Paramount Chiefs and their traditional councils, including Osabarima Adusei Peasah IV of Tafo; Daasebre Boamah Darko of Kukurantumi; Osabarima Abiam Brakatu II of Bunso and Barima Ati Awuah Kwaako of Ati.

The delegation from CRIG included Dr. Richard Adu Acheampong, Deputy Executive Director in charge of Cocoa and Kola; Mr. Lemuel Ollennu, Human Resources Manager; Mr. Richard Berchmans Armah, Principal Public Affairs Officer; Mrs Mateko Nyirah-Kwarteng, Principal Human Resource Officer and Mr. Geoffrey Opoku-Darko, Public Affairs Officer.

Also present were, Mr Emmmauel Ewe, Chief Technical Officer; Madam Eva Yeboah, Assistant Administrative Officer and Madam Faustina Sepiu, Principal Photography Assistant.

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