The 14th Delegates conference of the Guan Congress was held at Buipe in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region from 10th to 12th September, 2021, under the theme; “Re-emergence of the Guans in Ghana”.
Speaking at the Congress, the Savannah Regional Minister -Saeed Mahazu Jebril, said, the theme for the Congress, Re-emergence of Guans in Ghana depicts a revival, sociocultural awakening and sharing a common bond by all Guans.
“The theme is apt and appropriate for nation building and national cohesion for the development of our country”, he noted.
All of us must be one if we want to progress us a nation, we must all understand that is by unity in diversity that will elevate our beauty as people of the same country, said the Savannah Regional Minister.
He called on all Guans on the need to rediscover themselves and be in a position to contribute all they can to areas and communities they found themselves to foster unity, peace and development.
His Royal Majesty, Buipe wura Abdulai Jinapor(II) urged the Guans chiefs to collaborate efforts by extension the Guan Council of Paramount chiefs and queen mother’s to serve us the highest body to the great ground Congress to have a sanitize and conducive environment for take off.
“As part of Strengthening of the Guans, it is better to improve on the population statistics by increasing the Guans family births in Ghana and beyond”, the Chief indicated.
Enyina Gyadu Nkansah (iii) the President of the Guan Congress, said “the Guan Congress had held 12 delegate conferences and 3 Congress’s.
Winneba Congress was held in 1991, formally 3 years later Wesha Delegates Congress was held in 1994, then two years later in 1996 at Enum.
After the Enum it took almost 8 years for another Congress at Damongo in the year 2004. It took another 8 years for the Krachi Congress in 2012, and it has taken almost 9 years for us to meet at Buipe”.
“It is now time for us to visit the 1980s to put in the necessary enthusiasm for a more focus and vibrant Guan community Congress.
The President of Gonja land Youth Association, says the youth are ever ready to support any cost that move the development of every community in Guan in this country.
“Any were you intend to go, you must make sure that place is suitable for you, and we the youth intend to step into the shoes of our fathers and we making the effort to make sure that what ever we need to do, by the time we get there it becomes so welcoming for us, said lawyer Mohammed Amin.
He said, “the youth will take it as a responsibility upon themselves to assist in the organization of all youth groups, so that we support our fathers to move the agenda of the Guans, the youth are the back bone, and we are ever ready to give you that support”.
The Guans in Ghana are mainly found in the Eastern, Central, Volta/Oti, Northern and Savannah region with some of them found in Togo, Benin and Cote D’ voire.
The Guans looks forward to foster unity among the Guans speaking communities in Ghana as well as evolving a common Guan language as some of its objectives.