Mr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, District Chief Executive for Mfantseman, which has been elevated to Municipal Status, has advised the communities to improve on their ways of doing things to make the change meaningful.
Mfantseman is one of the three new Municipal Assemblies created last week.
"The new status goes with responsibility," he said. "As we jubilate over it, we should see it as a challenge to take measures to get out of poverty, squalor disease and other negative things which retard our progress."
The DCE urged the people to change their attitude towards the environment to prevent diseases.
He said the elevation would be meaningless if it did not transform "our live styles."
Mr Quainoo-Arthur expressed gratitude to President John Agyekum Kufuor for the elevation and gave assurance that the Assembly would do its best to meet the challenges entailed in the Municipality Status.
The harvest was organized to raise funds to complete the expansion work on the Church building.