A Mini Durbar was held at Assin Praso on Thursday, July 29, as part of the 2021 PANAFEST/ Emancipation Day Celebrations.
The occasion was attended by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Mark Okraku-Mantey, the District Chief Executive of Assin North, Hon. Charles Ohene Andoh, the Chief of Assin Praso and Assin Jakai Traditional Area, Nana Owodo Oseku X, and other traditional rulers.
The rest are the Special Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms. Mary Bossman, Director of Marketing, GTA, Mrs. Roberta Dawson- Amoah, Director of Corporate Affairs GTA, Mr. Jones Aruna Nelson, other staff of GTA, and representatives of the District Assembly and the general public.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Mark Okraku-Mantey, urged all and sundry to unite as one people by rising to the occasion to take up the challenge that beheld our ancestors some centuries ago, in order to build a strong foundation for our future generation.
The District Chief Executive of Assin North, Hon Charles Ohene Andoh, called for a strong collaboration between other agencies to develop the tourism resources in the district.
The Chief of Assin Praso and Assin Jakai Traditional Area, Nana Owodo Oseku X, said Assin Praso played a significant role in the history of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and is endowed with the relics to tell the slave story.
He appealed to the Ministry to assist in the development of tourism potentials in the area.
As part of the mini durbar, wreaths were laid on the mass grave of our ancestors who lost their lives during the slave trade.