Peace is needed for the country to progress – Kufuor

Gomoa Achiase
(C/R), Sept. 7, GNA – Former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor says peace
is the only weapon that can help people to live in harmony with one another and
ensure the socio-economic advancement of the country.

He urged all to
maintain our peace as we head to the December elections.

This was contained
a speech delivered on behalf of the Former President by Mr Adu Acheampong, a
Special Aide, 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, peace that can help us to undertake
meaningful development projects to raise quality living standards,” the former
President said.

“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.

Former President
Kufuor urged the youth and children of Gomoa Achiase to take their vocations
and education seriously as education is the key to success in life.

He said education
is the only weapon to eradicate poverty in the various communities and called
on all parents to support their children’s education.

The former
President said: “Let us do our best for these children because they are our
future and our hope”.

Former President
Kufuor and Gomoa Central NPP Parliamentary Candidate donated money in aid of
construction of Community Center.

Naana Eyiah, NPP
Parliamentary Candidate for Gomoa Central, called on the Gomoa Central electorate
and all Ghanaians to support Nana Akuffo Addo’s vision of establishing one
district one factory and the pledge to create more jobs and wealth for the
youth.

Naana Eyiah said
Ghanaians are going through terrible economic hardships and a NPP government led
by Nana Akuffo Addo can reverse our current situation.

Nana Ofosu Yamoah,
Omankrado of Gomoa Achiase, expressed concern about the long standing
chieftaincy dispute lingering the town saying it has retarded progress for the past
five years.

She called on all
stakeholders- the chief, elders and kingmakers in the town, to take the needed
steps to end the dispute.

He said Gomoa
Achiase cannot develop without peace and unity adding that unity and
cooperation are essential ingredients that can help build the town.

GNA

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