General News of Sunday, 3 January 2016
The Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has called on Ghanaians to desist from insulting their political leaders.
He said such actions are retrogressive and also decays the morale fibre of the country.
Speaking at the 5th enstoolment ceremony of the Koforidua Effiduasehene at Koforidua in the Eastern region, the Okyehene urged Ghanaians to treat their leaders with decorum and respect.
“This year, let all of us resolve to be good citizens, let’s follow and help President Mahama on the path he is taking the country to and when development comes, it comes for all of us.
“The disrespect for the elderly, insulting the President, chiefs and MPs must all stop. It does not reflect the nature of Ghanaians,” he stated.
The Okyehene also took advantage of the ceremony to promote his pet project- the need for decentralization of governance.
He said local assemblies must be given the absolute power to take decisions on issues that affect them directly.