October 25, 2011

Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere, has called on Ghanaians to sustain the country’s prevailing peace as it prepares for Election 2012, considering political crises in some African countries.

He said such turmoil and the polarization of the people could have been avoided if governments had ensured good governance and accountability towards the attainment of peace and unity.

Mr Botwe made the appeal at a durbar of chiefs and people of Aseseeso in the Akuapem North District, organized to climax this year’s Odwira festival over the weekend.

He also appealed to parents and guardians to support the education of children to enable them to acquire skills and knowledge needed for national development.

Mr Botwe said he had invested resources in educational development in the constituency and expressed concern about the low standards of education in the Akuapem area, and promised to launch an education endowment fund to support education in the constituency.

The District Chief Executive for Akuapem North, Mr George Opare-Addo, said the assembly in conjunction with development partners had within the last two years constructed classroom blocks and other educational infrastructure.

Mr Opare-Addo said school children throughout the country had benefited from government educational programmes including Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme and distribution of free exercise books and school uniforms to school children.

He said government would create more modules under the National Youth Employment Programme to train the youth to acquire employable skills.

The chief of Aseseeso, Okatakyei Kwasi Amoyaw Oboadum I, asked appealed to Government to help the youth to go into agriculture to reduce unemployment in the country.