By Brown chimezie
As preparation for Igbo Day/ New Yam festival scheduled for September 18 gathers momentum in Ghana, former president, John Kufuor, has endorsed the festival.
He gave the pledge during a visit by Eze Ndigbo Ghana and Assistant Publicity Secretary Association of Ndieze Ndigbo in the Diaspora, Dr. Chukwudi Ihenetu to his country home in Eburi, Ghana to intimate him about the historic ceremony.
Kufuor not only endorsed the festival, but promised to be present at the event. The ex-Ghanaian leader thanked Ihenetu and his delegations for the visit even as he assured them of his support.
Ihenetu paid glowing tributes to the former Ghanaian president for his cordiality with the Igbo in Ghana when he was in government and even after leaving office.
“We are here to pay His Excellency John Kufuor courtesy visit and to thank him for his fatherly guidance and support for Ndigbo and other Nigerians living in Ghana. We are also using the forum to invite you to Igbo Day/New Yam festival that would take place later in September 18th this year”
This year’s event is spectacular because it marks 10 years of Ihenetu’s reign as the imperial King of Ndigbo in Ghana.
The festival, which attracts tourists and people from all walks of life is recognised by UNESCO, an arm of the United Nations, Ghana traditional institution and Ghana Ministry of Tourism and Culture.