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09.10.2008 Regional News

Chiefs, people of Tsiot-Awudome celebrate Yam Festival…with call on youth to support developmental activities


The chiefs and people of Tsito-Awudome, in the Ho Municipality, have celebrated their annual Yam Festival, with a call on the youth to actively participate, and contribute meaningfully to development activities in the area.

The Chief of Tsito, Togbe Gobo Dake VII, who made the call, stressed on the need for the youth, whom he described as the future leaders, to develop interest in the efforts to bring development to the people, particularly youth groups like the Tsito Progressive Association, ought to let their activities bear positively on the lives of the people.

The Tsito Chief observed that development was a collective effort by all, noting ensuring accelerated growth called for collective efforts, to ensure that the needed development was achieved through community initiated programmes, as government also made efforts to complement that of the people.

Togbe Gobo Dake used the opportunity, and commended the youth groups at Tsito, like the Tsito Progressive Association, for their efforts to mobilise both material and human resources, which he noted, abound in the area, to foster development, noting that the chiefs and elders would support them in their attempts to bring development to the people.

He asked the youth to assist the traditional authorities, to fashion out negative practices engaged in by the youth, which according to the chief, was not in conformity with the traditional norms and practices of the people, adding that serious among such practices, were criminal activities in the area, which he said, was alien to the people.

The Mankrado of Tsito, Togbe Adesi, stressed on the need for the people to take the issue of sanitation more seriously, noting that the growth of every country, largely depended on the health of the people, adding that when the people had sound health, they could embark on meaningful economic activities, to create wealth for themselves.

Togbe Adesi also touched on the importance of agriculture, which he pointed out was a profitable venture that needed to be taken more seriously, noting it was prudent for the youth to re-examine their stand on going into commercial farming, which the Mankrado emphasised would enable them create wealth for themselves, and ensure reliable income.

The Chairman of the Tsito Progressive Association, Mr. Francis Boahene, noted that the youth were agents of development therefore there was the need for them to unite, in order to rejuvenate all youth associations, to enable them to tackle development activities in the area.