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NPP Organizes Health Walk to Mark Kwahu Easter Celebration.

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Over the weekend, hundreds of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters heeded the call of the party to take part in a Mega health walk as part of the Kwahu Easter celebrations. The walk, which began at Kwahu Bepong and ended at Mpraeso, was aimed at promoting healthy living among party members and revellers who have come to celebrate the Kwahu Easter festival.

The theme of the walk was “Let’s arise and build Ghana together (Nehemiah 2;18)”, and party supporters held placards bearing various inscriptions such as “It is possible to break the 8”, “Unity is key”, “No more dumsor”, “One constituency, One ambulance”, “Teacher trainees allowance paid”, “I am for Dr Bawumia because of the universal or code payment system”, and “NPP is the best.”

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The procession was led by some notable personalities in the NPP, including Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the General Secretary of the party, Justin Koduah Frimpong, and National Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye also known as Nana B.

Scores of NPP loyalists clad in the party’s colours and paraphernalia danced to the beats of a brass band and ‘jama’ songs’ as the procession passed through the streets. The police were also present on the ground to provide security for the patrons of the health walk.

The Kwahu Easter celebration has become one of the most popular festivals in Ghana and attracts revellers from different parts of the world. The celebration is held in the Kwahu enclave in the Eastern region, which features the highest inhabited spot in Ghana. The area is known for its rocky green plateau that breathes fresh air.

The name Kwahu applies both to the people and the area and has several dramatic explanations of its origin. One such explanation is that it was given to a tribe that decided to resist the expanding domination of the Ashanti Empire and barricaded itself on a high ridge overlooking the Afram River (now part of the Volta Lake).

These peaceful people were nevertheless stout enough to guard their land by threatening to roll rocks down on anyone who came after them, and so outsiders called the area ‘’Kwahu’’- Go and die!

 

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