Kumasi remembers May 9th with massive street walk
The former Chairman of Asante Kotoko and current President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Herbert Mensah and a group of people organised a walk to remember the victims of May 9th disaster.
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, Ntlakanipho Zulu and Mmakgomo Tshetlo, who were both brought to Ghana by Mr. Mensah.
The 2016 May 9th Remembered programme included a ceremony in Accra at the May 9th statue outside the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday and prayers at the mosque in Kumasi on Friday.
On Saturday, May 7th the May 9th Remembered ceremonies will also include a unique and first ever May 9th Zongo Cup football match between winners from the Southern Sector and Northern Sector.
Mr. Mensah also praised the sponsors who made the 2016 May 9th Remembered programme 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 9th Remembered programmes would not have been possible,” he said.