The Washington Metro Area Chapter of the Asafo, Fante New-Town, Amakom (AFA) Association was inaugurated on the United States Independence Anniversary week-end at the plush Waterford facility in Springfield, Virginia. The ceremony was colorful and well attended.
The men attended the ceremony in black suits with black ties to match and the Women paraded the red carpet with an array of designer gowns.
The Objectives of the association include:
To identify, recognize, garner and catalog the challenges facing human kind and harness ideas to overcome and support the objectives of all common people
To foster friendship, cooperation, peaceful co-existence and unity among other organizations and the American people in general
To support and promote social educational cultural and non-profit activities to enhance the image of AFA Associations in the diaspora
To encourage and preserve the cultural identity and socio-economic ties between Ghana, United States and the world in general
Asafo, Fante-New-Town and Amakom are surburbs of Kumasi. The Asafo Market, is one of the major markets in the Kumasi Metropolis and serves as a grand transportation hub in the City. Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city has a long and proud history as the capital of the Asante kingdom. The population of Kumas is estimated at two million. Kumasi is often regarded as the commercial capital of Ghana.
Rev. Dr. Kwasi Kwakye Nuako, associate professor of World Religions at Howard University School of Divinity, Minister in charge of Ghana Resurrection Methodist Church and current President of the Amansie Association of the Washington Metro Area inaugurated the AFA Association and charged the members to Unite and be steadfast in their determination to achieve their desired goals.
Mr. William Ofori-Antwi the President of the Association acknowledged and applauded the efforts of Ms. Abena Serwaa Mensa whose foresight and vision to bring together her childhood friends from Asafo, Fante-Newtown and Amakom has blossomed to a big association today. He said “Our association will seek out and help needy and brilliant students in the AFA communities with their academic pursuits.” He also commended the inauguration committee for their commitment and dedication in making the event possible. After his speech a fraternal message was delivered by the New York Branch of AFA
Mr. Charles Ofori of Ofori & Associates, P.C who chaired the function made a donation of $2,000 as seed money for the association’s projects
Dignitaries who graced the event included Nana Kofi Boateng the Asantefuohene of the Asanteman Association in the Washington D.C Metro Area, Dr. Charles Osei Dankwah, an industrialist
The Mc’s for the occasion Kwaku Opare Kumi and Kusi Mensah Capito of Highlife radio thrilled the gathering as they kept the ceremony exciting with lots of fun.
Wofa Yaw Ansah of Highlife Radio added color to the event with free photographs for all on the red carpet.
The inauguration ceremony and dinner dance was by all standards a very huge success; the guests were treated to a complimentary specialty cocktail with fruit display and assorted drinks. The music was great and the conduct of the members was dignified and exceptional.
Source: George Bright Abu