Do you understand that a nation without society resembles a guy without a heart? As well as a man without a heart is comparable to a still-born infant? And a still-born infant is that company which could not take the very first breath of life at birth? That initial breath of life is the spirit which belongs to the Almighty Developer Himself, without which, no human can endure?
Maybe the Holy bible will assist to more show the factor I am trying to make here. Simply open up the Bible, (King James Version) and view Genesis Chapter 2: 7. It reads: “And the GOD God developed guy of the dust of the ground, and infused his nostrils the breath of life as well as a guy came to be a human being.”.
On Sunday, 20th January 2008, the MTN 26th Africa Cup of Nations, called Ghana 2008 started in the capital city of Accra. The tournament would certainly be running in 4 cities, specifically Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi and also Tamale until 10th February 2008. The things of this sheet is to try to examine the Grand Position Event of the occasion, where Ghanaian culture was planted like a prospering rose flower in the center of the planet for humankind to observe, cherish and also treasure. It was superb as well as “extraordinaire” as the French will certainly say. Analogically, that social pageantry which declared the occasion was the breath of life installed right into the capillaries of the games like the person to make Ghana CONTAINER 2008 a living competition.
Firstly, Ghana and also for that matter Africa should be pleased that there are residents of the continent whose creativity is past creativity. For the person or team of individuals which sat down, or stood up or were in motion and through attunement and meditation, got motivation from the Supreme Developer and also were able to change their visualisation right into the realisation of exactly what was presented at the newly reconditioned Ohene Djan Stadium for over 4 billion individuals to witness globally, value acclamation. Actually, one would have desired that at the end of the program, a minimum of the directors and also organizers of the whole episode need to have involved the center of the stadium to receive thunderous and limitless praises as well as ovations. They did fantastically well! Bravo for all performers and also their supervisors.
I do not recognize them per se. Yet I discovered that several of the cultural masters in whose abundant wombs the infant was nurtured and also given birth to consisted of, Prof. F.Nii Yartey, Prof. Anku, Prof. Martin Owusu, Prof. Kofi Ansah and lots of, numerous others. May Jesus bless them all. Be it recognized to them that their benefit is guaranteed in paradise! However, those of them that want their pay promptly may need to drop dead anyway. I permit myself to bestow the title of Professor after all those which took part in that historical opening event. And if anybody dares summon me prior to any sort of legal court of the land, because of professorship legend, I will soberly plead for clemency, kindness and forgiveness. Duration! I do not want any kind of palaver!
For the advantage of non-Ghanaians, that took pleasure in the beauty of the social formality but may not have actually realized the actual import of the denouement of the drama, right here is the essence of exactly what come about that day. To begin with, it is very important to recognize that there are 10 administrative regions in Ghana. And every region is endowed with unique wonderful social heritage in terms songs, dances, tunes, festivals, foods, drumming and artefacts. There is no cultural or religious discrimination in Ghana. Consequently, whenever there is an occasion of nationwide dimension, Traditional Priests, Religious Priests as well as Muslim Priests are all invited to state prayers to God for the success of the occasion. Whether they call God or Mawu or Nyankupong or Allah, They are the same Supreme Developer of all.
So, too, whenever, a national occasion is occurring in the country as well as cultural performance is arranged, dancings and also tunes from all the 10 areas of the nation are organized. For example, when the National Positioning Sensitisation Program was arranged by the Ministry of Info as well as National Positioning where the 5 Columns were formally established in August in 2013 at the Accra International Seminar Centre, little kids from all the ten areas of the nation did social dancings of their corresponding regions. This is exactly what has made Ghana a special land of cultural diversity in unity.
Hence, the mammoth social pageantry done at the Ghana CONTAINER 2008 opening ceremony was the fantastic portrayal of Ghana’s society from all the 10 areas along with a symbolic representation of all the 16 African nations taking part in memorable event in the country.
First, the helicopter that flew Ghana National Flag throughout the stadium symbolizes that we are all Ghanaians first before any other ethnic factor to consider. The vibrant fireworks represent the modern form of our tradition gun salutes when an excellent nationwide occasion is about to remove. The three impressive women curtained in valued kente, that sang the National Anthem depicts the trinity of the Dad, the Son and also the Holy Spirit whose presence should be recognized just before any type of national event.
The over a hundred standard horn blowers which lugged the gleaming elephant tusks colourfully ornamented was the highest point of the creativity of the masterminds that conceptualised the event. Until now this writer is wondering where they acquired all the many massive elephant tusks from. Unless they are some synthetic plastic improv, I would picture that there would say goodbye to being elephants in the Bole National forest at Bole in the North area or in various other woodland booked in Ghana. The wonder is the creativity that went into the creation of that typical music tool utilized by typical horn blowers in Ghana. The symbol is what can be discovered in the Kwame Nkrumah Boneyard in Accra.
The cultural value of conventional horn blowing is that; in principals or kings palaces in Ghana, it proclaims the start of an occasion of fantastic significance. Horns are utilized to reveal the take-off of an occasion. Like the talking drums, horns act as a typical interaction device to send notifications throughout people around and also towns. So, the hundred horn blowers at the position wedding were symbolically revealing to the Africa et cetera of the world that the 26th version of the distinguished African Cup of Nations was about to begin in Ghana, so the entire world must be alert and prepared to embrace the event. As well as the horn blowers raised from the 4 edges of the stadium symbolizing the 4 cardinal points of the planet, namely, East, West, South as well as North. And also by divine superintendence, Ghana itself is positioned in the centre of the planet. Once more, symbolically, Ghana via the opening wedding was emitting Light, Life and Love to all corners of the globe.
Another mind blowing element of the position event was the acrobatic display screen by the young people of Ghana. Besides various magical formations was the African Map with and also Madagascar created by people with bodies. The design was incredible when checked out on the tv screen. As for numerous nationwide movings done, the least said the a lot better. We experienced dancings varying from Adowa, Atsiagbekor, Dambai, Kente, Borborbor, Kpanlogo merely to point out but a couple of. They were executed with imaginative finesse with wonderful colourful outfits to march. It was just excellent!
The final social element the position wedding which could not get away mention in this evaluation was the march of national flags of different countries participating in the competition. Many people did not observe this aspect of the ceremony. I remember when I mentioned the flags to spectators around where I was sitting near the Scoreboard at the arena, they marveled. Once again the creativity that entered into the creation of those flags was unparalleled.
The national flags of the participating teams, consisting of Ghana, Angola, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Egypt, Guinea, Mali, Morocco Namibia, Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Senegal, Sudan and Zambia were transformed into vibrant umbrellas, held with respect in for the parade as it is performed in the solemn procession for a marvelous durbar of Kings and also Queen mothers in Ghana. The scene was soul moving certainly!.
If for nothing whatsoever, Ghana has actually used her abundant society with the opening event of the 26th Ghana CAN 2008 to forecast the charm of African culture to heaven sanctuary. I suggest that the Neighborhood Organising Committee (LOC) must embrace as well as adjust the opening ceremony on DVD and also CD in any sort of modern Information as well as Communication Technologies (ICTs) as African Cultural Heritage for the cultural advancement of mankind to the glory of the CREATOR.