The chiefs and people of Adaklu Ahunda Boso in the Adaklu District of the Volta Region have been commended for sustaining communal spirit which is translating into several development projects to transform livelihoods.
A three-unit classroom block for the primary school, a kindergarten block, an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, laboratory facility for the health centre, and some water projects have all been completed without external support and assistance.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Adaklu Constituency in the Volta Region, Kwame Agbodza, and Juliana Kpedekpo, the Chief Executive for Adaklu, commended the traditional authorities and residents in separate addresses delivered on their behalf at the 17th Midezor Festival of the chiefs and people of Adaklu Ahunda Boso.
‘Midezor’, which means make progress, was instituted in 2006 by the community to serve as homecoming event to raise funds for progress, growth and development to bring the youth and elderly together to bond and strengthen tradition, norms, values and keep non-resident citizens abreast of community issues towards peaceful co-existence.
Mr Agbodza said if all communities would take their destinies into their hands, development would be enhanced and urged all to emulate the example of Adaklu Ahunda Boso.
Madam Kpedekpo reminded the people of the government’s commitment and determination towards equitable development and refreshing to see community self-help projects to complement its efforts.
Togbe Asamoa IV, Chief of Adaklu Ahunda Boso, lamented over lack of water and sanitation facility, which has resulted in open defecation likely to pose health hazards to the community and disclosed that funds raised at this year’s festival would be used to construct two 16-seater water closet toilet facilities for the school and community.
“The community is currently constructing a structure to serve as fire service post and the Ghana National Fire Service will be contacted to post personnel there when completed and grateful to residents for releasing rooms for health workers to facilitate their work and we appeal to the government to complement our effort by constructing permanent accommodation for them,” he intimated.
Togbe Atsuga Soga II, Divisional Chief of Sogakope, urged traditional authorities to formulate programmes towards youth development and advised them to avoid chieftaincy disputes, land litigation and squabbles, which were retarding progress, growth and development of the region.