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Kumasi remembers May 9 with massive street walk

MayAs part of the 2016 May 9 Remembered programme, which has been organised annually since 2001 by Mr. Herbert Mensah, former Chairman of Asante Kotoko and current President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) with support from people, the streets of Kumasi was once again overwhelmed by patrons of the event.

Taking part in the procession were a group of Ghana Rugby Players as well as family members of victims of the April 2001 Ellis Park stadium disaster in South Africa, Ntlakanipho Zulu and Mmakgomo Tshetlo, who were both brought to Ghana by Mr. Mensah.
The 2016 May 9 Remembered programme included a ceremony in Accra at the May 9 statue outside the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday and prayers at the mosque in Kumasi on Friday.
On Saturday May 7, the May 9 Remembered ceremonies will witness a unique and first ever May 9 Zongo Cup football match between winners from the Southern Sector and Northern Sector.

Mr. Herbert Mensah also the sponsors who made this year’s event a success with specific reference to companies such as Interplast, Primex, Sunda International, Voltic, Melcom and Printex.

“I will not be doing my duty if I don’t mention the name of Mr. Hayssam Fakhry, Managing Director of Interplast and Inesfly Africa, for his enormous support since 2001. Without his dedication year after year these very important May 9 Remembered programmes would not have been possible,” he said.

 

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Mr. Herbert Mensah joined by a guest from south Africa, Mr. Jordan Naidoo, leads the 2016 May 9th Remembered street walk in Kumasi, Ghana.

 

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A group of Rugby players from Accra joined Mr. Herbert Mensah in the 2016 May 9th Remembered street walk in Kumasi, Ghana.

 

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Ntlakanipho Zulu from South Africa who lost both his parents in the April 2001 Ellis Park  stadium disaster enjoys the 2016 May 9th Remembered street walk in Kumasi, Ghana.

Source: 3news.com | Ghana

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