The Dormaa State on Saturday realised GH¢405,816.00 out of a targeted amount of GH¢500,000.00 from a fund-raising at the first ever Dormaaman Easter Congress at Wamanafo in the Dormaa-East District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
The Congress aimed at raising the amount as seed money for the establishment of farming and agro-business ventures for socio-economic development and transformation of the State.
The economic initiative, the brainchild of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, Dormaahene is to create employment for the teeming unemployed youth in the Dormaa Traditional Area and thereby check their movements to urban centres for non-existing jobs.
The move is targeted at setting up six major enterprises comprising commercial irrigation maize farming, re-afforestation, construction of silos, creating an egg market, egg crate production and plastic production for the sachet water industry.
Osagyefo Badu said traditional rulers among other functions existed particularly to complement the role of government to ensure socio-economic development.
He appealed to the citizens of Dormaa State to be committed and patriotic in assisting the traditional council to get the expected amount for the commencement and realisation of the development goal.
Osagyefo Agyemang Badu appealed to corporate organisations, private business concerns and philanthropists to come to the aid for council.