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27.03.2009 Politics

Ga Warlord Congratulates Information Minister

By ISD (Elvis Adjei-Baah)
Ga Warlord Congratulates Information Minister

Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister for Information, interacting with the Ga Warlord, Nii Guate Asuasa Daatsirafa II  The Custodian to the Ancient Ga and the occupant of the Supreme War stool of the Ga State, Nii Guate Asuasa Daatsirafa II, today called on Mrs Zita Okaikoi to congratulate her on her nomination and subsequent appointment as the Minister for Information at her office in Accra.

The visit, according to the media attaché to the Ga Stool, Sonny Edson, was also to formally introduce the newly enstooled Chief as the Custodian of the Ga land to the Information Minister.

Nii Guate II noted that the Minister, who is a Ga native, has been an inspiration for many youth in the Ga state when she first contested as a Member of Parliament.

The Chief was full of admiration for the Minister when she withstood all the criticisms leveled against her when she was nominated as the Information Minister designate.

As a young chief, Nii Gaute II stated that it is inspiring and pleasant to see young leaders in prominent positions in the current Government, adding, 'this shows that youth in leadership also have innovative ideas that can help better transform the fortunes of the world around'.

The Custodian of the War Stool re-echoed the need for young and intelligent youth to vie for various leadership roles, citing that the youth in chieftaincy positions is a great opportunity to try to change most of the things in the society that are perceived to be right.

As part of his contribution to the development of the Ga State and the country as whole, Nii Guate II said, he has initiated a community-based FM station project to help turn the lives of the youths around through education and employment. The station, known as Omanye FM (105.3) is situated in Pokuase.

Nii Guate II appealed to the Minister to channel the grievances and problems of the Bukom Community in particular to the appropriate authorities for redress. He said it is time the Bukom community also have access to some basic social amenities.

He cited the absence of a community centre as the cause of the many school drop-outs. He also implored the Minister to use her honourable office to solicit for sponsorship to rehabilitate the James Town Harbour, which can reduce the unemployment situation and other social vices in the community.

Mrs Okaikoi, welcoming the delegation, commended the new warlord for advocating for the needs of the youth and promised to help support any initiative that will help bring development to the doorsteps of the people of Ga land and the country as a whole.

She said, 'it is pleasing to see a young chief like you and that your enstoolment will go a long way to re-ignite the rich culture of Ghana that seems to be giving way to foreign cultures'.

The Information Minister advised the new custodian to the Ancient Ga to desist from any form of tribal sentiments that will undermine his vision for the Ga state as well as his reign.

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