General News of Sunday, 24 December 2017
Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ayittey, on Friday donated assorted items to the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs in Dodowa.
The items include 20 bags of rice, five boxes of cooking oil, 12 cartons of black label whisky, a bull and an undisclosed amount of money.
“The donation is to wish the chiefs a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year,” he said, and called on them to unite the people and bring development to the area.
He commended the chiefs for their role in dispute resolution, saying they constituted an important figure in preserving the country’s culture and ensuring peace and development in the community.
The Minister urged the chiefs to lead the crusade to unite all factions to pave way for development in the area, in that there cannot be effective development without peace and unity.
Mr Ayittey expressed concern about chieftaincy disputes in the Region, which retarded development and urged them to institute measures to resolve the issues and ensure peace and unity.
He said his outfit would continue to engage the House to chart the way forward in addressing any pressing issues affecting the community.
Mr Ayittey admonished the traditional authorities to seek the welfare of the youth and create opportunities for them to be productive than being a liability to society.
Nene Atiapa III, the Vice President of the House, thanked the Minister for the gesture and pledged to spearhead the development of the region.
He appealed to the Minister to improve the road network in the Dodowa enclave, furnish the office of the House with modern chairs and other logistical support to facilitate its work in an effective and efficient manner.
Members of the House present at the event were Nene Aadegbor Ngmongmowuyaa Kwesi Animle VI, the Paramount Chief of Osudoku Traditional Area, Nene Abram Kabu Akuaku II, the Ada Mantse, Professor Odeifio Welentsi III, the Paramount Chief of Nungua Traditional Area, Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, La Mantse, Dr. Nii Adjei Kraku ll, the Paramount Chief of Tema, Nii Ayi Bontey II, the Gbese Mantse and King Tackie Adama Latse II, the Ga Mantse.