Nana Afutu Dompreh II, Chief of Adoagyiri,
near Nsawam, has banned school children of the town from watching video
films at commercial cinema houses and attending wake-keeping.
The measure, he said, was to ensure that the children stuck to their
books, and also a step to check immorality.
Nana Dompreh, who is also the Ankobeahene of Akim Kotoku Traditional
Area made the call during the annual Akwasidae festival of the chiefs and
people of Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region.
He urged the people to make the education of their children a priority, rather than buying expensive clothes.
Their resources, the chief said, should be used to support their
children's education to facilitate their learning so that they would
become more useful in the future.
He said children were the future leaders, and proper care needed
to be taken of them, so that they would be properly developed to take
their rightful places in the nation's future development.
Nana Dompreh announced that an Education Trust Fund would be launched
soon to support brilliant but needy children through their schooling.