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Ghana Month should remind us of who we are, what we inherited from ancestors – Nakpalig Pognab

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The Director for the Upper East Regional Museum, Mrs. Prisca Naambome Yenzie, is reminding residents in the region to use the month of March as a month to think about who they are, what their culture is, and what can be done to protect their culture.

Speaking to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Mrs. Yenzie, who doubles as the Queenmother for Nakpalig, a community under the Nangodi Traditional Area with the name Pognab Natii Kundivi, expressed worry that many had lost touch with their origins.

She said, “What we should be looking at in this heritage month is what we have inherited from our ancestors. Language, customs, food we eat, dances, music, and other things that we can think of. We can even include our games. These are things we should be thinking about and deciding on how to incorporate them into our daily lives for the preservation of our culture.”

Mrs. Yenzie was disappointed that residents in the region had abandoned what used to be daily features of their lives. “We no longer do storytelling. Are our lives better today? Are we not worse off? These are things that we need to bring back home. Things we thought no longer mattered to us must matter to us.”

Referencing the Akan adage, “sankofa,” Mrs. Yenzie encouraged a return to a time of living where the preservation and projection of culture were part of daily living.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana|

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