The Chief of Gomoa Aboso in the Central Region, Nana Afedzi Mensah VI has decried the bad nature of roads in his area, calling on the government not to hesitate to re-grade and tar them before they deteriorate further.
The Chief made the call during the celebration of the Annual Akwambo festival of the chiefs and people of the town, which also marks ninety six years of settlement in the area by their ancestors in 1926.
He also called on the government to fast-track the 1 District 1 Factory policy to help provide jobs for the country’s teeming unemployed youth.
Nana Afedzi again condemned hawking by children on the streets, saying it exposes them to danger.
He however attributed the practice to high level of poverty in the area, and therefore assured that he would use his authority as a traditional ruler to fight against the practice by educating parents on the need to send their children to school.
He later warned youth in the area to desist from the use and consumption of hard drugs, as they will have dire consequence on their life in the future.
The Queen mother of the town, Nana Aba Ayeraba II on her part disclosed that as part of measures to promote high standard of education in the town, especially among the girl-child, they have instituted an Education Fund to sponsor the tertiary education of any students who obtains the required grades.
The festival was also used to raise funds for the completion of a GH 500,000.00 Cedis 1-storey building meeting place for the Council of Chiefs which is already under construction.
By Robert Ayanful