The Chief Executive for the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), Isaac Ashai Odamtten, has asked traditional leaders to pray for the government.
The TMA Chief Executive said he was optimistic that their prayers would guide those in decision-making positions to do what is right and good for the people.
Mr. Odamtten made the call when he presented cash of GH¢7,000, a bull, three cartons of schnapps , 15 boxes of sachet water and 20 cartons of non-alcoholic drink to the Tema Traditional Council, in support of this year’s Homowo in the Tema Metropolis.
He said though the government had good intentions for the people of Tema, it needed strength and wisdom to direct her on how to prioritise the development of education, health and creation of jobs to enhance the living standards of the people.
Mr. Odamtten said the role of Tema Traditional Council in the development could not be over emphasised.
He said the Homowo helps to showcase the rich culture and tradition of the people, attract tourists and teach the youth about the history of the Gas.
The Paramount Chief for Tema, Nii Adjei Kraku II, thanked the TMA for the donation, and advised the Assembly to continue to work hard to better the lives of the people.
He gave the assurance that the chiefs would assist TMA to develop the area, but reiterated the need for projects started by previous administrations to be continued.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirants for Tema East, Kempes Ofosuware, and James Enu for Tema West, were at the event and presented portraits of the Paramount Chief and President John Mahama to Nii Adjei Kraku.
From Dzifa Tetteh,Tema