Osabarima Ayeh Kofi, chief of Suhum in the Eastern Region, has reiterated the need for peaceful co-existence among the citizenry despite differences in political affiliation and ideas to accelerate the development of the country.
According to the Suhumhene development was a consequence of a peaceful environment, where individual rights and tolerance were observed and demonstrated.
Osabarima Ayeh Kofi made the call at Suhum at the weekend when Mr. Collins Dauda, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MoLGRD), Margaret Ansei, Suhum Municipal Chief Executive, and other officials from the two agencies paid a courtesy call on him, after the municipality hosted the National Sanitation Day.
The chief appealed to political parties, politicians and commentators to promote peace and security in the country before, during and after the December polls.
The chief,Mr. Dauda and Mrs. Ansei, led the people to tidy the municipality.
The Ghanaian Times observed scores of residents of the municipality including queen mothers, police personnel, Fire Service personnel, market women and the youth cleaning the municipality.
Osabarima Ayeh Kofi called for well co-ordinated and concerted efforts, devoid of partisanship to resolve problems that militate against development.
Mr. Dauda commended the people for participating in the clean-up, and urged them to continue to demonstrate such patriotic spirit to keep the area clean.
He noted that the national sanitation day policy was introduced to enable communities appreciate a clean and safe environment, to promote healthy living and appealed to Ghanaians to take advantage of the policy to rid their communities of waste and filth.
Interacting with some leaders of the Muslim community in the municipality Mr. Dauda lauded their efforts in promoting girl child education and pledged government’s commitment to the development of the education sector.
Mrs. Ansei Appealed to individuals and organisations to support the assembly to promote sanitation.
She expressed appreciation to the MoLGRD for selecting Suhum as host for the month’s observation of the policy, and pledged her outfit’s collaboration with the traditional leaders to enhance clean and safe environment.
From Claude Nyarko Adams, Suhum