Wednesday, 07 June

GA/R: GaDangme Council inaugurates 13 standing committees

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Members of the 13 standing committees of the GaDangme Council

The GaDangme Council has inaugurated 13 standing committees to steer and promote its affairs and activities in the Greater Accra Region.

The 13 committees include: Heritage Committee, chaired by Dr Ebenezer Anuwah Armaah; Land Committee, chaired by Mr Adu Darko Mante; Education Committee, chaired by Prof Michael Tagoe; Public Relations Committee, chaired by Nii Teiko Commey; Women’s Affairs Committee, chaired by Bernice Naa Odua Adjei; Human Resource Development Committee, chaired by Nii Armah Addy; Investment and Economic Resource Development Committee, chaired by Mr Mark Ankrah; and Legal Committee, chaired by Nii Ayikoi Otoo.

The others are Community Development Committee, chaired by Hoffman Lartey; Health Committee, chaired by Dr Tettey Kofi Brison; Youth Committee, chaired by Ni Yemo Yemofio; Diasporan Affairs Committee, co-chaired by Henry Akpo Obedekah (Europe); and Albert Nii Okai Aryee (USA) and Finance Committee.

Swearing in the various committee members on Sunday, March 26, 2023, the president of the Council, Nii Ayikoi Otoo, expressed gratitude to the members for honouring the invitation.

According to him, after the council was inaugurated at Katamanso, a place revered amongst GaDangmes on Saturday, November 13, 1999, it enjoyed a media blitz for some time.

He added that, thereafter, the Council has been in the wilderness for a considerable length of time with some believing it has even ceased to exist.

“Needless to say that many of the founding members have departed, leaving the Council orphaned with some becoming inactive due to old age and health challenges, yet, through the indefatigable exertion of a small group led by Mr Amatei Akuete since 2014, who held the flag and refused to let go spending their time and resources, today, we are seeing a rebirth of the Council with some old executive members continuing,” he added.

He explained: “GaDangme exists to foster consciousness among the GaDangme people and forge GaDangme unity as an integral part of national unity”. 

“This consciousness is necessary because GaDangme has a unique contribution to make to the culture and heritage of Ghana”, Mr Ayikoi Otoo said.

He noted: “GaDangme [Council] exists to articulate the legitimate concerns of GaDangmes and to help resolve grievances through appropriate channels so that peace reigns in the capital”.

“GaDangme will not and cannot usurp the authority of our chiefs and elders.”


Source: Mensah