Tuesday, May 8, 2007
NEW POKUASE MANTSE SWEARS OATH
From: INNOCENT APPIAH, Pokuase
ERIC Busby Quartey-Papafio, Ga West District Chief Executive (DCE), has called on the people of Pokuase to use Ghana’s golden jubilee celebration to unite and forge ahead to develop the area to attract investment.
The DCE made the call at the swearing of an oath by Nii Oto Kwame 1V, the new Pokuase Mantse, which was witnessed by a very impressive crowd at Pokuase on Saturday.
Nii Oto Kwame, 52, known in private life as Samuel Nii Dodoo, succeeds the late Nii Oto Kwame III, who passed away last December.
Mr. Quartey-Papafio urged the people to rally behind the new Chief to enable him serve the community and warned that those who go about parading as Chiefs and selling stool lands should stop before they are arrested to face the full rigour of the law.
He also warned people who buy land from such miscreants to desist from that since they stand to lose their money and forfeit such lands when detected.
The DCE said his major concern was to ensure that there was peace and stability to attract investors to the area to enhance its development.
Mr. Quartey-Papafio also challenged the chiefs in the district to ensure that all land-related problems and chieftaincy litigations are resolved, and divided families and groups are brought together for the common good.
Nii Oto Kwame said the development of Pokuase needs the support and participation of every citizen to put the town on a pedestal that can compare with other developed communities.
He therefore appealed to the people to forget about the past, especially those who might have been hurt in one way or the other and live together in peace and harmony.
Nii Ofei Nkwantabisa 111, Dzasetse of Pokuase, appealed to all the chiefs and elders of the town to support the new chief so that his desire to turn the town into a safe haven will be a reality.
He said despite the fact that the town is endowed with a lot of resources the bad behaviour of some miscreants retards its progress, and warned that if, that situation persists it will have a negative impact on the youth.
The Ghanaian Times - Tuesday, May 8, 2007 Page: 16