Akufo-Addo calls for unity to foster national development

Nana Akufo-Addo

The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2010 general elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has emphasized the need for unity to foster national development.

He said without national cohesion, no nation in the world could achieve economic advancement.

Nana Akufo-Addo said this at a durbar to climax the week-long Manya Jorpanya Ngmayem festival of the chiefs and people of the Shai State in the Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region.

The festival marks the breakage of a severe hunger that hit the people of Shai when they migrated from Israel and settled on top of the Shai Hills.

Nana Akufo-Addo thanked the chief and his people for bringing development to the area.

The NPP Presidential Candidate stressed the need for parents to educate their children in order to fight poverty.

Nana Akufo-Addo noted that most countries could not have developed without paying much attention to education.

He commended the chief of the area for launching an Education Endowment Fund and donated he GH¢1,000 towards the fund.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Dangme West, Mr Emmanuel Anyimi Lartey, pledged Government support towards the development of the area.

He advised the youth to refrain from immoral acts to avoid the deadly HIV/AIDS and concentrate on their education for a brighter future.

Mr Lartey urged the people to settle their disputes and reminded them to avail themselves for the 2010 population census, which begins Sunday September 26th.

The Senior Asafoatse of Shai and Divisional Chief of Manya, Nene Tei Djahene Korabo IV appealed to citizens of the area to rededicate themselves to the service of Manya, their families and the nation.

He mentioned the extension of their school block, supply of street light bulb at Dodowa, construction of a road from Manya-Jorpanya to link with the asphalt road and the introduction of an education endowment fund for all students in the community as his major achievements.

Nene Korabo said he and his elders were ready to work together with anyone who would co-operate with them to develop the state.

Source: GNA

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