VICE-PRESIDENT Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has entreated the chiefs and people of Manya Krobo to use their annual Ngmayem festival to settle chieftaincy and related disputes for peaceful co-existence.
He said prosperity and meaningful development through discipline and hard work could be achieved if there was a strong partnership between the government and traditional authorities.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said this at a grand durbar to climax this year’s festival at Krobo Odumase, in the Eastern Region.
Accompanied by the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mavis Frimpomaa, and the MP for the area, Ebenezer Terlabi, the Vice-President stressed the need for peaceful co-existence for development.
He assured the people of government’s commitment to ensure that Manya Krobo get its fair share of development.
The Konor of Manya Krobo traditional area, Nene Sakite, was grateful to the government for providing a number of development projects for the area, but appealed to the government to speed up work on the rehabilitation of the road networks.
Nene Sakite advised the youth to uphold the virtue of hard work to realise their dreams, rather than “adopting the get-rich-quick mentality which often leads to trouble”.
The government donated assorted drinks and cash to support the festival.