The chiefs and people in five traditional areas in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District in the Central Region have celebrated the ‘Akwambo Kese’ festival.
This year’s occasion is the second time the festival has been celebrated since its inception last year. The festival was attended by people from all the traditional areas, including chiefs from other traditional areas outside the district.
It was held on the theme “Coming together for integrated development; the role of the citizenry,” and had the objective of bringing the people together to deliberate on ways of improving the district.
The festival also offered an avenue for the resolution of all chieftaincy disputes. In addition, funds were raised for the establishment of a nurses training school in the district.
The Paramount Chief of Enyanmaim, Okofo Amoako Bondam III, who hosted the festival, said it was incumbent on chiefs to be united in order to lend full support to the government in its development drive for the area.
He urged the youth to take their education seriously in order to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country since education played a vital role in the advancement of societies.
The Chief Executive for the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District, Mr Peter Light Koomson, announced that the district had been selected to benefit from a Ghana Social Opportunities Project which would construct roads as well as plant crops to control climate change in the country at an estimated cost of GH¢234,000.
He said each of the five traditional areas would benefit from the project, and as such urged the chiefs to allocate lands for the planting of the crops.
The Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, expressed his concern over the falling standards in education in the area and advised children to take their studies seriously since it was the only way that poverty could be eradicated.
He urged the people to be patient with the government as it was taking steps to address the challenges confronting the nation.
The Omanhene of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, who chaired the function, urged the chiefs to unite since that was the surest way to achieve progress for their communities and the area as a whole.
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