Day, 11th January 2008. A Graceful Occasion for Motec.
The Ghanaian Day by Motec has
been celebrated at St Paul’s Church Hall at Brentford. The
social event was graced by the presence of Daasebere Professor
(Emeritus) Oti Boateng, the Paramount Chief of the New Juaben
Traditional State of Ghana, Mr Martin Quansah - the Minister for
Consular Affairs representing the Ghana High Commissioner,
London and many other dignitaries. It was a truly social evening
for friends, supporters of Motec and their families.
The function kicked off late but the catch up was proficiently
useful and enjoyable. Dr Edward Hiller, a Motec Member started
with a solo marimba keyboard display, very effective for
relaxation of the participants. Daasebere spoke about his
admiration of the efforts by Motec to support Health Care
improvements in Ghana and pledged his unqualified support for
well meaning initiatives by voluntary health workers from the
Diaspora, Motec in particular. He also emphasized the importance
of maintaining good health through activities like exercise. He
reminded participants of a consensus motto reached by a meeting
of a National Medical Directors of Ghana at Koforidua at which
he served as a chairman - KEEP MOVING to KEEP LIVING.
The President of Motec, Mr Ofori-Atta announced that Daasebere
had agreed to be one of the patrons of Motec and now the
Ghanaian counterpart of Professor Lord David Alton of the House
of Lords (UK based patron). The news was welcomed with applause.
Mr Ofori-Atta’s brief speech concentrated on Daasebere’s
inspirational role in support of Motec both home and abroad.
Earlier on, Dr Kofi Amu-Darko, Motec’s International Public
Relations Officer, introduced Dassebere with information about
the great man’s national and academic laurels, international
experience and nomination by The American Biographical Institute
as one of two Ghanaians (Mr Kofi Annan the other) in the list of
The enjoyable moments included sumptuous Ghanaian meals cooked
by Ghanaian volunteer Motec Ladies led by Mrs Veronica Mc-Quarshie.
There were such a variety of tasty meals that kept participants
enjoying themselves. ‘There is a taste of Ghana everywhere’, one
Other highlights of the day included music and dance and the
sale of African sculpture, Motec T shirts and 2008 calendar.
High Life Music did indeed keep people ‘Moving to Live’ for both
young and old.
The programme finished promptly at 5p.m with Motec Vice
President Mr Simon Derbie presenting a token gift to Daasebere,
response by Dassebere and Vote of Thanks by Mrs Felicity Adu-Mills.
The Master of Ceremony, Mr. Raymond Ofori guided the entire
programme. Free music was by Dr Ed Hiller of West Herts NHS
Trust Hospitals and The Oppong Brothers of Hemel Hempstead.
Motec wishes to express her sincere gratitude to all especially
the Organising team led by Veronica, all the Distinguished
Guests especially Daasebere and Mr Quansah, the providers of
free drinks (Dr Tony Boret and others) and food Music, Motec
supporters and members, the priest and social committee of St
Paul’s Church whose contribution and co-operation made the day a
truly memorable one. The motive of the event of providing a
social occasion to commemorate Motec’s one year of establishment
and for the Ghanaian membership to express their gratitude to
the non-Ghanaian members and supporters was achieved.
Motec is hoping to host other social events of cultural
dances, solo music performances and fashion show in the near
future. Mrs Lydia Bannerman, with rich experience in the
organisation of social events, has also outlined a Dinner Dance
in December in London. Further details will be released in due