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15.02.2009 General News

Ghanaians asked to use festivals to promote development


Nana Kweku Arhin II, chief of Gomoa Ekroful near Agona Swedru in the Central Region, has urged Ghanaians to use the celebration of festivals for the identification of problems and promotion of development.

He said since the commemoration of festivals attracted many people from all walks of life, including citizens staying abroad, the events could be used for the planning for development projects instead of only merry making.

Nana Arhin, who is also Benkumhene of Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, gave the advice at a durbar of chiefs and people of Gomoa Ekroful to climax their week-long Akwambo festival.

Nana Essilfie, Ahemako IV, chief of Ofaso, appealed to the people to unite and support the traditional rulers towards the development of the area.

He urged parents to invest in the education of their children to enable the beneficiaries to acquire skills and knowledge needed for national development.

Nana Ahemako appealed to the people to make their environment clean to prevent diseases such as cholera.