Akwatia, April 09, GNA – The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, has advised the youth to give maximum attention to education so that they can contribute meaningfully to the country’s socio economic development.
Speaking at a durbar to climax the celebration of the Denkyembuor festival of the people of Akwatia, she said advanced nations prioritized quality education for their youth, saying, it was the reason why they had advanced.
‘That is why the government has also made it urgent to invest heavily in education,’ she added.
The Minister, who hails from Akwatia, called on the youth of the area to eschew indiscipline and insubordination and rather help to develop the nation.
In his address Osabarima Kofi Boateng III, Akwatiahene, deplored the apathetic attitude of many of his people towards the education of their children and asked them to take their wards education serious.
The Chief wondered how school children could be allowed to roam aimlessly in town late in the night or found to be playing video games.
‘We are going to ensure that these negatives behaviours are stopped immediately,’ he said.
The Akwatiahene noted that, indiscipline and insubordination was fast engulfing the area, saying that, ‘we should learn to be law abiding and respect one another.’
He thanked the government for creating the Akwatia constituency as a separate district appropriately called Denkyembuor district.
Osabarima Kofi Boateng thanked the government for the divestiture of the collapsed Ghana Consolidated Diamond (GCD) to the Great Consolidated Diamond Ghana Limited (GCDGL) and hoped that the new company would create more jobs for the people of the area.
He reminded the Government of its promise of a new water system for the people of Akwatia and hoped that work on the project would start soon.
The Akwatiahene appealed to the government to consider improving the Nsawam-Adoagyiri-Asamankese, Suhum-Asamankese and the Kade-New Abirem roads, which are in a ‘terrible state.’
Mr Baba Jamal Member of Parliament for Akwatia assured the people that the machines for the Akwatia water project had already arrived in the country and that work would soon start.
He called for team work from all members of the constituency to develop the area.
Mr Baba Jamal said he was particularly concerned about the state of education in the district and promised to tackle it.
The Denkyembuor District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Kwaku Ofori-Abrokwa urged the people to pay their property rates and levies and ensure that they participate in communal labour to facilitate the development of the area.