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Regional News of Thursday, 8 November 2012

Source: GNA

Asantehene appeals to chiefs to lead in efforts at bringing development

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged chiefs to do more to bring development to their communities through wise and careful use of revenue from stool lands.

They should make sure that the people benefited from the resources they are holding in trust for them and that those resources must not serve just their personal comfort and taste or that of their families.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu said this when he joined the chiefs and people of Jachie in the Bosomtwe District at a durbar to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the installation of the Jachiehene, Baffour Kwaku Amoateng III.

The Asantehene gave Baffour Amoateng high marks for his passion and commitment to the progress of the town and inaugurated a GH¢300,000 palace built by the chief.

It has facilities for an Information Communication Centre (ICT), conference rooms, library and courtyards.

Baffour Kwaku Amoateng said the community had seen significant transformation under his reign, citing among others extension of electricity and the introduction of scholarship awards for brilliant but needy students.

He has also made available 76 acres of land to support the expansion of the Jachie-Pramso Senior High School (SHS). Baffour Kwaku Amoateng praised his people for their co-operation and understanding over the last 30 years.

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