12.12.2005 General News

Get actively involved in politics - Kwahus told

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Tamale, Dec. 12, GNA - Members of the Kwahu Association in Tamale has called on Kwahus at home to show active interest in politics in the same manner as they do in their economic activities. Mr. Dan Adane, Chairman of the Association, who made the call noted that the involvement of Kwahus in politics would enable them to contribute effectively to national politics, pointing out that there was the need for them to blend their economic activities with political activities. "The preference of trade over politics by Kwahus is making them inactive in the country's political scene", he said.

Mr. Adane was addressing members of the Association at an end-of-year get-together and the out-dooring of Madam Helena Bempong as new Queen mother of the Kwahu community in the Northern Region in Tamale on Sunday. She replaced the late Madam Mary Nyarkoa. He appealed to the Omanhene of the Kwahu Traditional Area, Dasebre Akuamoa Boateng and the elders to institute an educational fund to help brilliant but needy students to acquire higher education. Mr. Adane who is also the Regional Photographer of the Graphic Communication Group, said many students from the Kwahu area had dropped out of school due to the inability of their parents to pay for their school fees and noted that such a fund would be of immense help to those students if instituted. He appealed to the government to consider, as a matter of urgency, the rehabilitation of the Obomeng-Nkawkaw road on the Kwahu ridge, which he said, had now become impassable.

Madam Bempong appealed to Kwahus resident in the Northern Region to respect the laws of the people and participate actively in self-help projects to improve the lives of the people. She called on Kwahus to take the education of their children seriously, saying, " It is only through education that our children could become responsible citizens to contribute their quota to national development". Nana Akua Nyarko, Queen mother of the Asanteman community in the Northern Region who graced the occasion advised Madam Bempong to be loyal to the people and work hard to promote good neighbourliness.