The Culture Department of the Kpone -Katamanso Municipal Assembly is proud to host the second edition of the Kpone Heritage day celebration. The 2nd edition of the Kpone heritage day celebration was held on 13th September, 2021 as part of the Homowo celebrations for four women groups in the Municipality; with the theme:” healthy living promotes long life”.

Speaking  at the event, Ms. Sandra  Boison, Municipal  Cultural Director for Kpone- Katamanso Municipal  Assembly said, the Kpone Heritage day Celebration is an annual food Bazaar that is organised by Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly during  the Homowo festival to promote  the food culture in Ghana, celebrate the heritage of the Ga people, bring together natives of Kpone- Katamanso and promote domestic tourism with different Ghanaian dishes such as banku and Okro Stew, Kenkey and fried fish or sardine with pepper , rice and stew, yam and palaver sauce,  rice balls and groundnut soup and Apepransa displayed at the bazaar.

Ms. Sandra Boison advised the audience to stop eating junk foods and rather eat our nutritious Ghanaian dishes, more fruits and vegetables and exercise to help them burn some calories in order to stay healthy; since healthy living promotes long life”.

Ms.  Sandra Boison further mentioned that, the Kpone Heritage day Celebration is also celebrated to create opportunity for the people to be educated on socio-cultural issues that affect people I the community.

This year, the Cultural Department invited the CHRAJ Director for Kpone Municipal Assembly to educate women on Domestic violence with more attention on Spousal murder which has become rampant in our society today.

The Municipal CHRAJ Director, Mrs. Florence Lamptey -Okosso said domestic violence manifests in different forms. These includes  slapping,  throwing  things at someone, pushing, hitting, beating,  acid attack, attacking  someone with a weapon, strangling and inflicting pain on someone’s body, insulting and eventually killing  the  person.


She further stated that, another type of domestic violence is when victims are threatened and tormented. This make them live in fear continuously and subsequently developing diseases as a result of the domestic violence.

 Mrs Lamptey-Okosso urged the participants to watch out for these red flags in their relationships and homes, and report such cases to CHRAJ or DOVSU to prevent spousal murders. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, either young or old, male or female but women and children are more vulnerable.  We have realised that most at times the victims ignore the red flags until it is too late. We believe this education will help the participants to be alert in their homes and report the issues    on time in order to prevent spousal murder and other forms of domestic violence.

The  Director  of  National  Commission on Civic Education, Mr. Seth Sotie and his team, educated participants on marriage registration while The Director  of Non- Formal Education, Mr Zac Abrahams and Director of  Community  Development,  Mr. Andoh and their staff graced the occasion  and took turns to inform  the participants of their core mandate.

The women groups who attended the Kpone Heritage day Celebrations are Kpone Market Women Association,   Ghana National Association of Garment Makers, Hairdressers Association and National Fishmongers and Traders Association. At the end of the session, the participants were served with different Ghanaian dishes from the food Bazaar.