TOGBE Tepre Hodo IV, paramount chief of Anfoega Traditional Area, has expressed concern about lateness to functions which is affecting productivity in the country.
He explained that the inability of Ghanaians to manage time had affected productivity and urged them to cultivate the habit of time management.
Togbe Hodo expressed the concern at a fundraising durbar in aid of a new kindergarten block for the Anfoega Dzana community in the Kpando district here as part of activities to climax the Easter festivities of the chiefs and people of the traditional area.
The function scheduled to start at 1.30 pm commenced three hours later. A heavy downpour after an hour of the late commencement also disrupted the function, resulting in poor fundraising.
A total of ¢1.5 billion has been earmarked for the projects in the community.
Three citizens of the town were honoured with citations for their outstanding performance towards the development of the traditional area. They are Mr E.Y. Owusu, an Accra based businessman and chairman of Dzana Nenyo Committee, Mr John Amakpa, a Ho-based transport owner and Mr John Owusu, an Accra based business executive.
Forty three other citizens were presented with certificates of honour for their contribution to the development of the area.
Togbe Hodo urged Ghanaians to desist from "the habit of poor time management so that they can be able to increase productivity and alleviate poverty."
People have to remain focused on their appointments especially organizers of functions and invited guests since time consciousness was crucial for the country's socio-economic development of the nation, he stated.
Togbe Hodo also advised the youth to be actively involved in development projects to encourage organizations and philanthropists to support their efforts.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr Owusu thanked the chiefs, and people for the honour done them and pledged to support development projects the youth would initiate.
He asked the youth to rekindle their communal spirit so that citizens home and abroad could also support them.
Mr Owusu presented uniforms to 85 kindergarten children in the area.
Earlier, Mr Nicholas Akyire, an executive member of the committee, called on the youth to contribute their quota for the committee to focus on the transformation of the area.