The inauguration of the Osonson epicentre was the culmination of three years of hard work by the 15,000 strong community of 15 local villages in this Eastern Region of Ghana. The physical building is part of a five-year strategy for the community towards self-reliance. Participants were shown to their seats Ghanaian style:
The ceremony itself is a great occasion with plenty of speeches. The chief of all the villages started off with a traditional blessing.
He then made his opening address, followed by THP-Ghana’s Country Director, Dr Naana Agyemang-Mensah, the District Director of Health Services, the Directors of Agriculture and Education and then Steve Portner, representing the Investor’s team.
As investors, Steve Portner was asked to present some certificates for outstanding accomplishment and work. This young woman got hers for fetching water during the construction of the epicentre building.