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21.09.2004 Regional News

Adansi State sets up Development Advisory Board

By GNA

Fomena (Ash), Sept 21, GNA-The Adansi Traditional Council (ATC), will soon inaugurate a Development Advisory Board, to advise the Council on matters concerning the socio-economic development of the Adansi State.

The Board also expected to focus on the promotion and creation of business ventures to create wealth and employment, comprise: Professor Stephen Adei, the Director-General and Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Mr Paul Victor Obeng, a former Presidential Advisor to ex-President Jerry John Rawlings and Mr Owusu Hemeng, Deputy Executive Director of the Trust Bank.

Nana Assiama Guahyia Ababio, the Chairman of the Board, who interacted with journalists at Fomena, said one major concern of members was how to solve the numerous chieftaincy disputes in the area.

"At the moment there are disputes at Bodwesango, Odumase, Akrofuom, Akrokerri, Asokwa, Dompoase, Bobriase and Ayaase and no meaningful development can be achieved without first solving these disputes", he said.

For a start, he said, the Board intends to appoint two sub-committees to solve the disputes at Bodwesango and Odumase. The committees are expected to use the Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) procedures to save time and money.

Nana Guahyia explained that a number of sub-committees including Development, Education and Health, Social and Cultural as well as Executive would be set up to assist the Board to fulfil its mandate.

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