The 80th anniversary celebration of the festival was launched at Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra on Monday, June 19, 2017 and was attended by the chiefs and queen mothers including the paramount chief Nene Abram Kabu Akuaka III.
Head of corporate communications at TV Africa, Eko Blankson called on the chief of the community to take advantage of the many tourists’ locations in the area to market Ada to both Ghanaians and foreigners who come into the country to see beautiful places.
He then laid down activities that will take place during the celebration of the festival; the first being a float from Tema to Ada, Beach Games, party for the aged, Miss Ada beauty Pageant and a commercial village for all sponsors for this year’s event.
President of Groupe Ideal, Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani who made a seed donation of GHC 300, 000 to help in the execution of projects for the year including construction of modern chief palace and community health post to help lift the image of Ada, later called on the various chiefs of Ada to support all the development plans presented to them for it is the only way to enrich the lives of the people.
Invited guests enjoyed good poetry recital from Oswald, live band music from Wulome and many exciting traditional performances.
The official logo for the 80th anniversary celebration was unveiled, funds were also raised to make the anniversary a beauty to watch this year.