Gomoa Achiase (C/R),
Sept. 7, GNA – Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says peace is the only
weapon that can help the people to live in harmony with one another to ensure
socio-economic advancement of the country.
entreated the citizenry to maintain the peace before, during and after the
election to move the nation forward.
Kufuor said this in a speech read on his behalf to climax the Annual Akwambo
Festival of chiefs and people of Gomoa Achiase in the Gomoa East District of
the Central Region.
“We cannot build
this community if there is no peace in the country that can help to undertake
meaningful development projects to raise the living standards.
“Let us see
ourselves as one people with a common destiny trying to achieve a common goal
and treat each other fairly regardless of our party affiliation,” he said.
Kufuor, therefore, appealed to the sons and daughters of Gomoa Achiase to take
their education seriously since education is the key to success in life.
He said education
was the only weapon to eradicate poverty and called on all parents to support
their children’s education.
“Let us do our best
for these children because they are our future and our hope to enable them to
become useful adults in future,” he said.
He urged the youth
to be extra vigilant in whatever they did in order not mar their future
Kufuor and the Gomoa Central New Patriotic Party parliamentary candidate, Naana
Eyiah, donated money in aid of the construction of a community center.
Naana Eyiah appealed
to the electorate change their voting pattern
and support Nana Akuffo Addo to make his vision of establishing one
district one factory a reality to create jobs and wealth for the youth.
She said Ghanaians
were going through terrible economic hardships and it was only the NPP, led by
Nana Akuffo-Addo that could reverse the economy back to its former glory.
Nana Ofosu Yamoah,
the Omankrado of Gomoa Achiase, expressed concern about the long standing
chieftaincy dispute lingering in the town which had retarded the progress for
the past five years.
She called on the
chief, elders and kingmakers of the town to endeavour to work to end the
dispute to make life better.