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02.02.2007 General News

Chiefs Urged To Help Protect Environment

By Francis Donkoh, Tarkwa
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The Paramount Chief of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, Osagyefo Kwamena Enimil VI, has urged his colleague chiefs to organise regular clean-up exercises in their respective communities to ensure healthy and clean environments.

Specking to the Times at his office here, Osagyefo Enimil said the sanitation problem in the various communities is an issue that should be given a very serious attention by all and therefore, suggested that chiefs as community leaders must show their leadership qualities to wage war against insanitary conditions in town and villages.

'We need not sit down unconcerned for rubbish to consume us, weaken and rob us of our lives and wealth. A healthy person is a wealthy person.'

Touching on self help programmes, Osagyefo Enimil said it behoved on chiefs to sensitize the people to embrace developmental programmes planned by the communities themselves and also those being implemented by the government to better their lives.

On the National Health Insurance Scheme the paramount chief encouraged the people in his traditional area to join the scheme to enable them to access quality and affordable health care.

Referring to the capitation grant and the school feeding programme, he advised parents to take advantage of the programme and send their children and wards to school.

Osagyefo Enimil com-mended the government for appointing some chiefs as government appointees to serve under the Wassa West District Assembly and said 'the decision is a step in the right direction.'