A grand durbar was on Monday held for the visiting Director-General for UNESCO, Miss Audrey Azoulay, at the Ga-Mantse Palace in Accra.
The durbar organized by the Ga-Mantse, Nii Teiko Tsuru III, and the Ga Traditional Council attracted thousands of people, politicians, heads of Agencies, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, the Mayor of Accra, the Clergy, Non-Governmental Organizations and other guest.
The occasion was used to install the UNESCO Director-General as a Queen with the traditional name Naa Adole Oheyefeo and was decorated with a Kente Cloth and other traditional regalia to match her new status.
Aside from the enstoolment, the occasion was also used to demonstrate the culture of the Ga people to the visiting Director General and her entourage who witnessed the firing
maesqueitry, exhibition of various Ga dance types and other activities during the ceremony.
In an appreciation speech read for her, Naa Adole Oheyefeo expressed her appreciation to the Ga-Mantse and the Ga Traditional Council for the honour done to her and pledged to continue to be a good ambassador to the Ga State and Ghana as a whole.
She was upbeat that the selection of Accra for the Book Capital 2023 will go a long way to promote tourism, creative art and education development which in the long run lead to the development of the nation as a whole.
The Ga-Mantse, Nii Teiko Tsuru III, in an address, expressed his gratitude to all shareholders who played various roles towards the selection of Accra as the host of the 2023 Book Capital.
He pledged support for all activities that would be undertaken during the year-long commemoration of the event across the country.
The mayor of Accra, Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey, presented a plaque symbolizing the host right of the Book Capital handed over to her earlier the day by the previous host of the event and handed it to the Ga Mantse as evidence of the hosting right for this year.