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03.07.2005 Regional News

Unity, key to development

GNA

Awutu-Bawjiase (C/R), July 3, GNA - The District Chief Executive for Awutu-Effutu-Senya, Mr Solomon Kwarshie Abam-Quaye, has asked assembly members in the district to champion the national crusade against ethnicity and other vices that seek to divide the rank and file of the Ghanaian community.

They must initiate long-term sensitisation programmes to sow seeds of true divine love, unity, co-operation and mutual understanding among people in their areas.

As elected representatives of the people, Mr Abam-Quaye further stated, assembly members must learn to share ideas, views and experiences that would promote the socio-economic well-being of the district.

The DCE was addressing members of the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Assembly at a meeting, which preceded a special Republic Day anniversary soccer match, organized by the assembly to mark the occasion at Awutu-Bawjiase Town Park on Friday.

He said love, unity and mutual understanding hold the key to effective planning and efficient implementation of development programmes that enhance progress of a nation.

Mr Abam-Quaye expressed the hope that, if members of the district assembly cultivated these important natural qualities, their vision to transform the district socially, economically, spiritually, culturally and politically would be realized with little or no difficulty at all. Alhaji Ishaq Asuru, District Co-ordinating Director said now that members of the assembly had collectively endorsed President John Agyekum Kufuor's nominee, they must work harder, and co-operate with him to ensure smooth administration of the district.

Alhaji Asuru assured members of the assembly that he and his deputy would team up and ensure that the work force of the assembly and departmental heads in the area pulled their weight to improve the lot of the people in the area.

The Presiding Member of the assembly, Mr Kwesi Esseku, on behalf of members of the assembly, expressed his appreciation to the new DCE for organising the football match and pledged their full co-operation and support to move the district forward.

He hoped members would take a cue from the idea and organise similar unity matches in their electoral areas to unite all stakeholders and opinion leaders to facilitate development.

The first match, which was played between Winneba and Senya Beraku assembly members, ended 1-1, while the second encounter between Senya and Awutu Beraku assembly members also ended 2-0 in favour of Senya-Beraku assembly members.

In all, four goals were recorded in the tournament, with the DCE scoring the first goal of the tournament for Senya Beraku. Other scorers were, Mr Kojo Halm, Albert Afful, and Ben Afful. Mr K. Ashalley, Deputy District Co-ordinating Director and Mr Charles Aloo were adjudged the best players.

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