CHINA DIRECTOR CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE UCC, HU LIANGCAI ATTENDS FOURTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF NANA KWESI DAADZE (CHIEF OF OGUAA ANAAFO ASAFO –CAPE COAST).
The ceremony began with a traditional drumming performance by the Oguaa Anaafo Asafo No. 2. Community drumming group. The invited guests, including Prof. Hu Liangcai, Mr. James Opoku, other Queen Mothers and Chiefs were welcomed by the MC. Some traditional rites such as libation pouring were performed soon after.
The Chairman of the ceremony, Mr. James Opoku was called upon to give an introductory speech. He expressed his immense pleasure to be called upon as the chairman of the program. He commended the organizers of the program and stated that he will devote his full support to ensure a successful end of the program.
Prof. Hu after introducing himself stated that he was glad and grateful to be invited to such a celebration to witness the Ghanaian Traditional Culture, firsthand. He added that this was his first time of being invited to a gathering like this, and he will testify that the Ghanaian Traditional Culture is very beautiful.
Ghana and China has a very good international cooperation. The Chinese government and industries are constructing many infrastructure in Ghana including roads, markets, educational facilities and others. Recently, the Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China announced his country’s preparedness to partner Ghana to undertake a massive transformation of her economy. Chinese companies are willing to provide assistance in the railway, agriculture (Planting for Food and Jobs), industrialization, energy, and transport sectors, he indicated.
He stated further that he is the China Director of Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast. The Institute has courses on teaching and training of Chinese Language and Culture to all people over the world. There are two Confucius Institutes in Ghana, one at the University of Ghana – Legon and the other at the University of Cape Coast. He therefore urged the parents available to encourage their children to take their education seriously and also enroll on the free Chinese Language and Culture courses.