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General News of Monday, 13 April 2015

Source: GNA

Make education your priority – Veep urges youth

The Vice President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has urged the youth to make education their priority.

He said it is only through education that the citizens could take control of their lives and subsequently banish poverty out of Ghana.

The Vice President was speaking at a grand durbar of the chiefs and people of Akwatia on the occasion of this year’s Denkyembour Festival at Akwatia.

The festival also marked the twentieth anniversary of the enstoolment of Osaberima Kofi Boateng III, the Akwatiahene.

Mr Amissah Arthur's made the appeal after the Akwatiahene had criticised the lackadaisical attitude of the youth of his area towards education.

Osaberima Boateng had blamed their attitude on the high rate of illegal mining at Akwatia and its surrounding communities.

The Vice President observed that, when the nation's youth take their education serious, Ghana would have a brighter future, and he pledged the government's continuous support in making education very attractive to the youth.

He said to make education attractive to the youth of Akwatia, the government had earmarked the establishment of a Community Day Senior High School at Takrowase near Kade.

Mr Amissah-Arthur said government was committed to solving the perennial water challenges facing the people of Akwatia and its environs.

He assured the people of Akwatia that very soon works would begin on their bad roads since they had been captured in the cocoa roads project.

Osaberima Boateng had earlier on told his people to endeavour to cast the spirit of apathy into the "dustbin of history" and to live together as a family to help improve conditions in the area.

He urged the people to shun the habit of viewing every issue in Akwatia through “the political lens”, and that, they should sustain the communal labour spirit that was re-ignited at the recent National Sanitation Day exercise.

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