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Regional News of Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Source: GNA

Build bridges for enduring peace and unity – Omanhene

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The Asante-Bekwai Traditional Council has launched activities to mark the 15 anniversary celebration of the installation of the Omanhene, Nana Kaakari Appau the Second, with a call on the people to build bridges for enduring peace and unity.

This, it said, was not only vital, but the route to socio-economic progress.

The main high points of the week-long celebration include massive tree planting, health walk, the creation of a fund to support aggressive promotion of education, clean up exercises, and inter-school quiz competition.

The climax would be a grand durbar of chiefs, to showcase the rich culture of the people on Saturday, November 1, and it is expected to attract high profile personalities.

Speaking at the official launch amid ecstatic scenes, colour and beautiful cultural display, Nana Appau rallied the people to co-operate to bring change and make things happen.

He said it was important they individually and collectively, accepted to take responsibility for the development of the area.

“Nobody should stand on the sidelines, and that all should be part of the efforts to make life better for everybody.”

The reign of Nana Appau over the past one-and-a-half decades, has been hailed as a watershed – marked by peace and significant progress.

The Omanhene is credited with bringing to peaceful conclusion various chieftaincy and land disputes, which were holding back development in some communities in the traditional area.

Added to this, are the face-left of the Ayeboafo Stool Palace, the rehabilitation of the Gyamfi Park, which now serves as premier league centre, the construction of a palace for the queen, and a multi-purpose community centre.

Barima Ofe Kwasi Okogyeasuo, Omanhene of Kokofu, joined in the ceremony, held under the theme: “Awakening the spirit of creativity and innovation to foster communal development”.

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