Ga South & West Assemblies School Traditional Rulers
The Ga South and West Municipal Assemblies have organised the 8 th Annual Homowo School concept to highlight the roles of traditional leaders in the development of their communities.
The 8 th Annual Homowo School concept brought together chiefs and queenmothers from the two municipal assemblies to brainstorm, and share knowledge and experiences to drive the development of their localities, last week at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region.
The president of Ga South and West Municipal Assembly Chiefs and Queenmothers Association and Amomola Mantse, Nii Tetteh Okpe II, called on the members to facilitate peace building and development in their communities.
According to him, ‘it rests on us, as a people, to facilitate leadership that would enable sustainable development to occur.’
The school reflected on gains, opportunities, and threats inherent in the 8 th Annual Homowo School over the period.
He stated that over the years the school had reflected on several issues, but this year’s was on ‘Consolidating the gains of Multi-party Democracy and Development in Ghana since 1992: the role of stakeholders..
He mentioned that the school had attracted personalities like Messrs J. S. Addo, Dr. Nii Noi Ashong, the Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer Buckle, Rev. Prof. J. N. Kudadjie, and Dr. Esther Ofei-Aboagyei.
Others like Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Mrs. Oboshie Sai Cofie, Nana Oye Lithur, Nana Prof. Kobina Nketia, Prof. Kojo Senah, Prof. Atsu Aryee, Justice Benjamin Lamptey (Rtd ) and Amarkai Amarteifio among others.
He added that the school would focus on subjects like the joint Municipal Development Fund between tradition authority and district assemblies, efficient development to control emergence of slums, and taking the school abroad for Ga-Adangme descendants in the Diaspora.
It also discussed the establishing of a College of Education, with the focus on the teaching and learning of the Ga language among others, effective waste management systems, and the provision of a municipal cemetery.
The assemblies also called on the association to assist them interest the youth in science and technology, technical and skills development.
According to the assemblies, it was these sectors of education that had pushed emerging economies like Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia and others to become world class countries.
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