Accra, Oct. 30, GNA - A glamorous display of Ghanaian culture, was the scene at the third edition of the “Leyyahfest” held at the Kawo Kudi Park" in Accra last Saturday.
Traditional music accompanied various dance from different ethnic groups, with muslim chiefs and queens interacting with other dignitaries and the general public, as they seek ways to mobilize, harness potential and pool resources for the socio-economic development of citizens in the inner-cities.
This year’s festival was held under the theme "Peace one day - bridging traditional and religious barriers”.
It was organized by Inner City Development Council in collaboration with the National Commission on Culture and Centre for National Culture.
Among dignitaries that graced the occasion included His Eminence, Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam, Spiritual Leader of the Tijaniyya and Grand Mufti of the Republic, National Council of Zongo Chiefs and Paramount Chiefs of Dagomba in Greater Accra, Chief Sheikh Abdul Kadir Tahir among many others royal dignitaries.
There were performances from traditional groups from Sisala, Kusasi and Frafra, Dagomba ethnic groups and the Ga-Dangme cultural group.
The occasion, also saw the installation and coronation of the Greater Accra Regional
Ga-Dangme Tijaniyya Movement, Imam Sulemanu Nortey Dowuona and some other spiritual heads.
The program saw a strong relationship between the Tijaniyya Muslims Movement of Ghana and the Gadagme Muslim Council under the leadership of the Sultan Alhaji Ahmed Nii Nortey
who ensured a successful program.GNA