Tsito celebrates 'Dunenyo' Festival
By: Samuel Agbewode, Tsito
The Chief of Tsito-Awudome, Togbe Gobo Dake XII, has called on the citizens of the area to contribute meaningfully towards development, since the government alone cannot meet all their demands.
Togbe Gobo Dake noted that in the past, it was communities themselves that embarked on development activities without waiting for the government, and stressed the need for Ghanaians, particularly the people of Tsito-Awudome, to revive their communal spirit and help embark on self-help development projects.
The Chief of Tsito, who made the call at the 'Dunenyo' festival celebration to mobilise both human and material resources for the rapid development of the area, pointed out that even though the government was doing its best to provide the needed development for the people, such efforts would not be complete without the active participation of the community members.
Togbe Gobo Dake noted that the institution of the 'Dunenyo' festival had opened a new chapter in the development activities of the Tsito community, and called on the people to demonstrate a high level of patriotism as citizens and contribute heavily during such celebrations, to help embark on meaningful developmental activities in the area.
The Chief of Tsito noted that apart from the monetary gains from the occasion, it would also help in deepening the peace process between the people of Tsito and Peki, as youth from the two communities jointly organised a football game that was played at Peki and Tsito respectively.
Togbe Gobo Dake said the youth had a bright future, and should develop an interest in learning about things that would promote their growth, and refrain from engaging in negative practices that would not help them to develop and become responsible adults.
The Chief also urged parents to invest in the education of their children, because education was the key to the development of every community, adding that communities which had seen much development were those that had a high number of the citizens educated.
The Member of Parliament for Ho-West, Mr. Emmanuel Bedzrah, commended the chiefs and people of Tsito for the existing unity and willingness to embark on self-help development projects without necessarily waiting for central government to meet all their development needs, which, he said, should be emulated by all.
Mr. Bedzrah said the government had embarked on a number of development activities in the region, such as the establishment of the state funded university, which would be admitting its first students in September this year.
The Ho-West MP said it would be very unfortunate if students in the region did not get admission into the university as a result of poor performance, and reminded the people that the poor academic performance last year at the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) still remained a worry to stakeholders.
Mr. Bedzrah assured the people that as the MP for the area, he would continue to invest heavily in the development activities of the area. An appeal for funds yielded GH¢30,000.