Apprendo ready to chart new devt path – Nana Kwamena XI

The Divisional Chief of Apremdo, in Effia-Kwesiminstim municipality of Western Region, Nana Egya Kwamina XI, has declared that there is peace in the area and on course to chart a new development path.

He added   “Apremdo is once again in the news headlines, but, this time not for troubles, not for confusion, not for acid baths and vandalism, Apremdo is in the news for developmental projects.”

Nana Kwamina made the declaration when chiefs and people of Apremdo on Saturday,  celebrated  this year’s  Kundum on the theme ‘Post COVID- 19 recovery: Maintaining good community and personal hygiene practice, a collective responsibility.’

The event,  preceded by spiritual and religious, economic and social activities, was in aid of new ultra modern community centre for Apremdo.

Decorated with rich Ahanta tradition and glamour, the Apremdo festival,   witnessed pomp and pageantry whiles Nana Kwamina and officers,  clad in rich kente cloth, rode in a palanquin,   danced and received loud cheers from the public.

Addressing the guests at the Apremdo Park, Nana Kwamina noted that, for 14 years, the annual kundum festival had been shrouded and marred with unwarranted court injunctions, threats of violence and uncertainties by the detractors of Apremdo people.

He thanked  the police, military, and judiciary services for their roles in ensuring peace and safety of lives and  property  of Apremdo during the 14 years of turbulence.

The festival, Nana Kwamina said, began with a ban on noise making from  September 4, and was being crowned with a durbar, saying that, the active participation of everybody in the activities “truly indicates that the saboteurs have sat on the joy of the people for far too long and now we have chosen the path of moral highway of good will and reconciliation.

Asking for the observance   of a minute silence, Nana Kwaminahonouredancestors, mostly some gallant men and women including Elvis Osei, Kyeame Nyowa, who  sacrificed their life towards the peace and stability of Apremdo, adding, “their sacrifices have surely paid off.”

Touching on the theme, he said, COVID- 19 pandemic shook the foundations of the social fibre, with  people basically all under ‘house arrests,’  but, however, thought humanity lessons on how to keep our personal and community clean.

On efforts to promote health, he said, Apremdo the elders donated land for the construction of a CHPS compound, which was inaugurated on Thursday,  with support from   the Municipal Chief Executive, Kojo Acquah, as part of celebration of this year’s Kundum.

Nana Kwamina requested that the facility be upgraded into a clinic.

He, however, noted that the roads in Apremdo community were in deplorable condition, and pleaded that, contracts awarded should be completed.

Nana Kwamina said Apremdowas constructing an ultra-modern community and conference centre to host offices, a community library   and social events.

The project, is half-way completed,  and, therefore, appealed for more resources to help provide a library for the children to study, the chief said.

Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, commended Apremdo for the Kundum celebration and described the event as “ sign  of unity between chief and the division.”

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