Inauguration of Ho-West district celebrated in pomp
6/29/2012 7:01:49 PM -
Dzolokpuita (V/R), June 29, GNA-The Chiefs, Queens and people of all the 16 traditional areas of the Ho-West District turned up in traditional splendor to celebrate the inauguration of the new District at Dzolokpuita, the district capital, on Thursday.
They patted each other on the back with accolades for maintaining a united front which led to the realization of their long-cherished dream.
It was a bitter-sweet celebration as it was hinted that it took a last minute engineering to get the District on the list of the newly-created districts.
Two days to the inauguration, the Chiefs and people of Peki raised the red flag in protest accusing government of ceding some of their settlements to Tsito by including them in the new district.
They called for the suspension of the inauguration of the district, accusing government of prejudicially determining the Court litigation between them and Tsito.
Mr Isaac Kodobisah, Ho Municipal Chief Executive however said at the inauguration that the fears and concerns of the chiefs and people of Peki have been assuaged.
Meanwhile, the chiefs and opinion leaders in the new district have obtained the consent of Professor Kofi Awoonor, Chairman of the Council of State who represented President John Evans Atta Mills at the inaugural ceremony, to be the godfather of the new district.
Professor Awoonor told them that they have just started a long arduous journey which required an even greater unity of purpose.
Osie Adjatekpor, Osie of Avatime Traditional area who chaired the ceremony assured Professor Awoonor that he (Awoonor) would see a major transformation of the area in a year.
The jurisdiction of the new 35-member District Assembly stretches from Kpoeta traditional area on the Eastern-most border with the Republic of Togo through to Kpale from where it leapfrogged Wegbe Kpalime in the South Dayi District and Akrofu and Sokode in the Ho Municipal area through to Abutia, Awudome traditional area to Dededo and Kpetornu.
Mr Emmanuel Bedzrah Member of Parliament for Ho-West lauded the unity among the 16 traditional areas and urged them to let their common understanding rule all activities in the new district.