The Mcdan La Town Park will be glittering, as the Ga-Dangme Unity Organization (GADUO) is set to honor deserving and supportive organizations and individuals who have supported the GADUO in diverse ways over the years at the ‘Youth and Sports Festival & Tourism Special Awards Night’ on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
The Maiden event which will begin at 6:00pm, has the theme ‘To promote Development, Foster unity and peace in the Ga-Dangme Communities’ is expected to honor individuals and organizations, ranking from Religious Leaders, Political Parties, Peace Councils, Sports & Entertainment Personalities among Others.
In a statement released by GADUO, led by Edward Coleman, the Awards is geared towards promoting Peace and Cohesion ahead of the upcoming General Elections.
“As part of the program, we would like to educate the public about the fact that we are in an election year; therefore, it is imperative to ensure, that as citizens we do things that Promote Peace before, during and after the General Election. This will ensure that in the end, the victory will be for all Ghanaians.”
Gracing the Awards Night will be His Royal Majesty, Dr King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, Ga Mantse (Abiasuma) Africa and World boxing legend, Prof Azumah Nelson, CEO of the biggest shipping firm, Dr Daniel Mckorley, Football greats, Stephen Appiah and Armah Senegal. Dancehall sensational legend, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known as Shatta Wale, Ga Highlife Artist, Adane Best plus other prominent personalities will be present.
There were Card playing activities in communities like La, Osu, Teshie, Nungua, kpone, Chorkor and Ga Mashie on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4, that heralded the ‘Youth and Sports Festival & Tourism Special Awards Night’.
Award Categories for the Night include: Entertainment and Arts, Ga-Dangme Hi-life Artists of the year, Ga-Dangme Hiplife Artists of the year, Ga-Dangme New Artists of the Year, Ga-Dangme Most Popular Song of the year, Ga-Dangme Music Producer of the year, and Ga-Dangme Music for Development.
Others are Ga-Dangme Raggae/Dancehall Artists of the year, Ga-Dangme Best Collaboration Song, Ga-Dangme Most Influential Artists of the year, and Ga-Dangme Artists of the year.
There will be Institutional Awards which targets, Most supporting Company, & Assembly, Head of State, MP with others.
The Media (Best Ga-Dangme Sports Commentator, Entertainment, radio, Tv), Sports (Best Footballer, Tennis, Talented boxer, promising Referee & Volleyball Team), & Arts and Culture (Best painting Male/female) won’t be left out.
The Awards Night will not conclude without the Personalities Awards which will honor Stephen Appiah, Shatta Wale, Tinny, Adane Best, Emmanuel Armah Senegal, Azumah Nelson and Dr. Daniel Mckorley.
It is the believe of the GADUO that this Awards Night will further strengthen their Unity and improve the individual and organizational contribution to the growth and promotion of the entire Ga-Dangme Communities and Ghana as a whole.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey