Vikings Republic bash tomorrow

Mensah Sarbah HallAll Vikings, members of Mensah Sarbah Hall Alumni, of the University of Ghana, Legon, will gather at the Loggia tomorrow for the usual Republic Day bash, featuring Mposuo and other food and drinks.

Viking Chief Chef Nana Twum is reported to have slaughtered four goats for the feast. Of course, as is the norm, Vikings are encouraged to bring food and drinks. Remember though, that fried rice and chicken is still officially declared unwholesome on the Viking menu.

A statement from the Viking Secretariat, released in Accra yesterday, said big name Vikings are expected to feature in Friday’s event.

Officials are tight-lipped on the surprise guests list, but The Chronicle has learnt that Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in West Africa, is likely to pop in.

On the local front, politicians from both sides of the political divide are reported to have assembled assorted food and drinks for tomorrow’s get-together.

Information doing the rounds indicates that, Papa Owusu Ankomah, former Minister of Education, Science and Sports, and also Attorney-General in the Kufuor regime, will show up live.

New Minister of Sports Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuiye will bring a kpanlogo troupe from Bukom to perform at the function, as part of his first official interaction with Viking colleagues since his new appointment.

Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa and Bright Akwetey will head the Cockerel Family (CPP) of Vikings to the Loggia.

Reports doing the rounds indicate that, the defendants in the famous Cow Head Trial of 1980 have petitioned the General Legal Council of Vikings, challenging the verdict as flawed.

Consequently, the Council has summoned both prosecution and defence counsels in the test case, to assemble at the Loggia for preliminary hearing, with the potential for re-opening the trial.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Choir Master ‘Amanaway’ and his Obscene Choir will entertain Vikings with new compositions, which means that the ‘academic dancing duo’ of Gloria Akuffo and Mangwa Christian will be on the floor.

In the midst of the fun, there will be serious business. Hall Master Dr. Anthony Andoh will brief Vikings on the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Mensah Sarbah Hall programme.

The Hall, named after the illustrious John Mensah Sarbah of the Aborigine Rights Protection Society fame, was officially opened in December 1963 by Minister of Education Mr. Kojo Bostio, on behalf of the First President of the Republic of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.


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