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14.02.2006 Regional News

Concerned Adaklu Youth to repair dwindling image

By GNA

Agortime-Kpetoe (V/R), Feb. 14, GNA - Some youth from the Adaklu Traditional Area have commenced informal consultations to map out strategies to redeem the image of the area now seen as a place rife with lawlessness and aggressive hostility.

Mawuli Dabi, Adaklu-Anyigbe District Chief Executive (DCE) said this when two chiefs from Adaklu-Hlihave called on him on Monday at Agortime-Kpetoe to express their solidarity and pledge support for the district.

He said the series of protests over the sitting of the district capital of the newly created Adaklu-Anyigbe District at Adaklu-Waya instead of Agortime-Kpetoe, with the attendant threat to public peace, gave people the erroneous impression that the Adaklu area was unsafe. Mr Dabi counselled the "handful of people" in the Adaklu area, who were instigating their compatriots to frustrate government's efforts at developing the area, simply because Adaklu lost the bid to get the capital of the new district to stop their nefarious activities. He said as an Adaklu citizen himself, he wished the capital was somewhere in the Adaklu Traditional Area, but said that was only a desire, which tapered off as soon the decision was taken on the capital. Mr Dabi said he hoped that in the coming few months, people from Adaklu would begin to warm up to the new district and cooperate with its officials.

He said some towns in the Adaklu Traditional Area, which refused textbooks, supplied to schools there because it came from Kpetoe, had come for them.

The DCE said the irony of the situation was that the instigators of dissent did not live in the area and so their children would not be affected in anyway, if schools in Adaklu did not have textbooks. Mr Dabi reminded Adaklu citizens that the laws of Ghana applied to everybody everywhere in Ghana, including the Adaklu area and warned that they would not be spared, if their actions were at variance with the law.

Togbe Agbado and Mama Bia presented a list of the needs of their people, including electricity; potable drinking water, rehabilitation and construction of school blocks to the DCE and invited him to visit the area.

The chiefs and people of the Adaklu Traditional Area have opted out of the Adaklu-Anyigbe District over the sitting of the capital of the district at Agortime-Kpetoe, instead of Adaklu-Anyigbe.

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