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22.08.2002 General News

Adabraka Atukpai celebrates Homowo

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The Member of Parliament for Osu Clottey, Nii Adu Mante, has called on the chiefs and community leaders of Adabraka to assist government in improving the socio-economic conditions of the people in the area. He said it is only when this is done that the community will be developed in terms of human resource and infrastructure. He made the call at a durbar of the chiefs and people of Adabraka, to mark the Homowo Festival at Atukpai in Accra at the weekend. The festival was on the theme "Enhancing Community Based Developments Through Cultural Festivals". Mr Adu Mante stated that, with the help of the community, he will be able to help resolve the dispute between the Adabraka community and the Adabraka Official Town Presby Church over a piece of land for the construction of a sanitary facility in the area. At the durbar, some members of the business community at Adabraka, pledged to give their support to the chiefs, elders and the people. The Adabraka Polyclinic and the Accra Psychiatric Hospital pledged to give free medical check ups and care to people aged 60 years and above to help improve upon the status of the aged in society. The banks in the community also promised to provide them with technical and financial assistance. The District Education Directorate also promised to provide school uniforms for needy children in the community. The Chief Superintendent of Police in charge of the Adabraka Police Station, Mrs Florence Arthur, said the Odorna, Sahara and Tudu areas of Adabraka are beset with drug peddlers who harass the people in the community. She appealed to the three assembly members to assist the Adabraka Police Command to organise Neighbourhood Watchdog Committees in the three areas and promised that two armed policemen will be assigned to accompany each neighbourhood group on their night patrols. She urged the people of Adabraka to be on the alert and report all criminal activities to the police. She also urged the people to desist from blocking roads for funerals and other activities since they cause traffic jams and road accidents. She appealed to those who acquire permits for the purpose to block only one side of the road. She was happy that there is peace in the Adabraka Atukpai Traditional Area and called on other traditional areas to emulate it. The Sub-metro Director of Korley Clotey, Mr Musah Yaya Froko, said the AMA spends huge sums of money in maintaining clean environment in the city and urged the people to maintain environmental sanitation at all times to enable the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to undertake more projects in the metropolis. The Chief of Adabraka Atukpai, Nii Tetteh Adjabeng I, who addressed the gathering, urged the people to use the celebration of the Homowo festival to explain and instil traditional values in the youth in order to maintain the culture of the Ga people .

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