09.10.2004 General News

"Pull-him-down" syndrome affecting Cape Coast

LISTEN OCT 9, 2004

Accra, 9 Oct, GNA - The Chief Justice George Kingsley Acquah on Saturday observed that despite the rich culture and historical importance of Cape Coat, backbiting and the "pull-him-down" syndrome negatively affected the development of the town and the area. The Chief Justice who was speaking at the inauguration of Oguaaman Union in Accra said: "It appears that non-citizens of the area easily succeed in setting up successful businesses ventures, while the sons and daughters of the area had to struggle to make headway in their endeavours, because they are not enterprising enough". The Union aims at bringing together citizens of Cape Coast and those in the Diaspora to contribute towards the development of Cape Coast and the Oguaa Traditional Area. Chief Justice Acquah expressed regret that Cape Coast and its environs were lacking behind in infrastructure and human development and said there were no big industries, factories and manufacturing companies to offer employment to the people. He said " Though Cape Coast is an educational centre which has educated large number of Ghanaians many of its sons and daughters seems not to be interested in education". Chief Justice Acquah urged the Union to collaborate with the Cape Coast Municipal Assembly, chiefs and people towards the development of the area. He said: "if Cape Coast would move forward then the people must strive to take bold initiatives and use the Union as a spring board and they should not fold their arms, sit back and expect the Government to do everything for them".

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