Vikings at Cape Coast to honour Mensah Sarbah
The Alumni of the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the University of Ghana (The VIKINGS) and the entire Hall, Hall Master and his staff as well as students will converge at Cape Coast on Saturday, 28th April, 2012 to attend a grand durbar of the Chiefs and people of the Traditional area to mark the centenary of the death of the legendary JOHN MENSAH-SARBAH who died in 1911. The time is 10 am.
Osabarima Kwesi Atta, the Omanhen, other chiefs, elders and the entire Oguaaman have thought it fit to organise the durbar in memory of this illustrious son who was a Lawyer, an Educationist, a Statesman and a philanthropist.
Vikings and the entire Sarbah Hall fraternity consider themselves as key stakeholders in the programme given the fact that their Hall was named after John Mensah-Sarbah who they regard as their esteemed Great Grandfather. Indeed, Sarbah Hall, until recently, was the only Hall at ‘Accra Legon’ which was named after a human being.
The late Mensah-Sarbah died at a relatively young age of 46 years, but left his marks in the sands of time. He was in the leadership of the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS) which started the fight against colonialism.
A source close to the leadership of the Alumni Group, said buses will be available to convey members who will be making the trip. They will depart the LOGGIA at the Mensah Sarbah Hall between 6:30 – 7:00 a. m. on Saturday, 28th April, 2012.
Those who will be travelling on their own may also join the convoy from the LOGGIA. The source said, Vikings in the regions are encouraged to join the Accra team at Cape Coast, and to make the occasion grand.
The source said the “Aboagyewaa” Choir, led by the Mystic Amarnaway, will be in attendance. Amarnaway advises all former members of the Choir to start rehearsing some of the old songs to be able to perform. Songs like ‘Aboagyewaa Sisi Tetrete, and “m’ani gyene, m’ani gyene, m’ani gyenee” will surely feature.
Members are to note these carefully. Some of the Choir members he expects to perform include, capus (Avor Mensah), Akunu Dakey, Kwaku Brake, Martin Mireku, Foster Gboney, Kwasi Fosu, Okyeame (Asare Akuffo), George Darpaah (Now Hall Master), Kwaku Mortey, Gladys Wuo-Asare, Gladys Okyere, Gloria Akuffo, Mangowa Ghanny, Koo Nsia (now David Nsiah), and many more.
The Vikings look forward to a great time at Cape Coast, come Saturday, 28th April, 2012.
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