Agona Nyarkrom celebrates Akwambo Festival

Agona Nyarkrom
(C/R), Aug. 28, GNA – Mr Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, the Central Regional Minister,
has called on stakeholders to invest in the grooming and education of children
to build their capacity to meet the ever changing global challenges.

Mr Ricketts-Hagan
made the call at a durbar of chiefs and people of Agona Nyarkrom Traditional
Area in the Central Region to climax their Akwambo Festival.

The festival, under
the theme: “Akwambo Festival, Our Heritage – A vehicle for Sustainable Peace,
Unity and Development” is aimed at fostering peace and unity in this election
year and bring about the needed development.

The chiefs, led by
Okofo Okantakyi Nyarko Eku X, Paramount Chief of Agona Nyarkrom, were earlier
carried in palanquins through the principal streets of the town amidst drumming
to the durbar ground where they were paid homage.

Mr Ricketts-Hagan
said the knowledge explosion has brought in its wake a heavy reliance on
technology and there was the need for the nation to build the human resource
base to take advantage of the technology for development.

He said government
was working hard to put in place the needed policies and programmes in areas
such as education and health and improve economic activities to create jobs for
the youth.

“That
notwithstanding, we as  people should
also fashion out ways and means to put in place measures that will improve our
lives especially in areas of sanitation and commerce,” he said

Mr Ricketts-Hagan
commended the chiefs and people of the area for the team work in sustaining the
festival to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of their forefathers.

“Let us endeavor to
set aside all differences, if any, and unite as one people so as to create a
peaceful and congenial atmosphere that will ensure the steady growth and
development of our society,” he said.

He cautioned the
youth and Ghanaians in general to eschew negative tendencies that could disturb
the peace and tranquility of the country to ensure a violent-free election.

Mr Charles
Obeng-Inkoom, the Member of Parliament for Agona West, said in his three years
as MP he had been able to improve school infrastructure, roads and health
facilities adding that he would continue to work with Mr Samuel Oppong, the
Municipal Chief Executive, to bring total development to the area.

GNA

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