Women, youth urged to stay away from political violence

nana hemaaThe Queenmother of Apeguso and Adontenhemaa of the Akwemu Traditional Area, Nana Adwoa Oduraa III, has advised the youth of the area not to allow politicians to use them as tools for political violence.

She urged the youth and women who form majority of the population to desist from any political violence.

Nana Adwoa Oduraa said this at the celebration of her first anniversary as a queenmother of the area.

The celebration was under the theme: Women and Youth: A Force for Community Peace and Development”.

Nana Oduraa said several projects had been undertaken in the area to address challenges confronting the community

These include: the completion of Apeguso Clinic, construction of the Asuogyaman District Hospital, completion of the Apeguso JHS, construction of the Recreational Centre, construction of dormitories for Apeguso Senior High School.

She said some of the initiatives were undertaken with contributions from community members, the youth who participated in communal labor, in collaboration with the District Assembly to begin the construction of the district hospital and the secondary school dormitory. Nana Oduraa appealed to the community members to continue to support initiatives that bring development and desist from petty conflicts that militate against improvements in the lives of the people.

In a remark Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III said, campaign messages from politicians should centre on developmental projects and not attacking personalities and opponents with derogatory words and actions.

He said as a paramount chief he believed that community development was an integral part of human development and that citizens of Apeguso, Adonteng and Akwamu should endeavour to support the chieftaincy institution to develop their communities.

In an address Oheneyere Gifty Anti, advised women and youth to channel their strength into more profitable resource than resort to electoral violence which leads to loss of property and life.

The durbar was graced by Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, Omanhene of the Akwamu Traditional Area and Nana Afrakoma II, Omanhemea of Akwamu traditional area. Others include, Nana Agyeman Mmireku, Nnuduhene, Nana Ofori Nyarko, Gyaasehene of Akwamu Adonteng, Nana Akwei Dede, Amamnkrado of Apeguso among others.


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