23.10.2004 Regional News

Otuopai Mantse calls for unity to promote development

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Accra, Oct. 23 GNA- Nii Tetteh Tsuru II, Otuopai Mantse on Saturday appealed to the chiefs and people in Ga Traditional areas to unite to promote development.

He said the various litigations and rancour among the people was retarding progress and development in the communities. Nii Tetteh Tsuru was speaking at a remembrance ceremony in honour of the ancestors of the Otuopai Division

The ceremony being marked for the third year also marked the end of this year's Homowo Festival of the Chiefs and people of Otuopai. Nii Tetteh Tsuru called on the Ga people to also make the education of their children a priority to provide them with a solid foundation for the future.

He said nobody would come from outside to develop the area for them unless it is done by the inhabitant themselves. Nii Tetteh Tsuru and Naa Akuyea Shika, laid a wreath each on behalf of the Chief and Queen mothers in the Traditional area. Mrs. Eunice Akweley Roberts, a Representative of the Electoral Commission, called for tolerance among the political parties in the run-up to the December 3004 elections.

She said the parties must also educate their members on the need to maintain peace in the country.

Mrs. Roberts urged the media to be responsible in their reportage to ensure a violence free election. She said the Police must also maintain law and order before and after the election.

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