Kwansakrom launches Mpuntu festival

The Chiefs and people of Agona Kwansakrom, near Agona Swedru, have launched their 2014 Mpuntu festival celebration to raise funds to support their self-help projects.

Projects envisaged for funding include the construction of a community centre, rehabilitation of streetlights, extension of electricity to some parts of the town and the construction of a toilet facility.

Launching the festival, Nana Kwaa Esuman I, Nkosuohene of Agona Kwansakrom, said GH¢10 development levy has been imposed on non residents of the town and GH¢8 for those at home.

He called on the people to pay their levies promptly before the end of December, 2013 to enable the Planning Committee to commence the projects.

Police Chief Inspector Amos Okyere, Agona Swedru District Police Station Officer, who chaired the function, urged parents to invest in their children’s education since it is the key to development.

Chief Inspector Okyere, who is also a traditional ruler, expressed concern about the alarming rate at which some chiefs are selling land in the area.

He urged the youth to respect their chiefs and elders and also cautioned them to stop engaging in drug abuse.

Nana Kwansah Sarpong IV, Odikro of Kwansakrom, said the government alone cannot shoulder all development projects for the communities in the Agona East District hence the need to launch the festival to raise funds for the projects.

He appealed to the MP for Agona East, Mrs Pokua Sawyer and government to help tar the road linking the town with Kotokoli–Awutu Bawjiase main trunk road.

An amount of GH¢1,200 was realized after the launch.

Source: GNA

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