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Diasporian News of Thursday, 4 December 2003

Source: Chronicle

Breman Asikuma Citizens Urged to Come Home to Help

The Akyempimhene of the Breman Asikuma Traditional Area, Nana Kweku Adu-Twum II, has urged citizens of the Breman Asikuma traditional area based in the United States of America to come home occasionally to help with development projects.

Nana Adu-Twum II, who was on a 4 -week tour of the United States of America recently, gave the advise when he met members of the Breman Asikuma traditional area at separate meetings in Gaithersburg in Maryland, Woodsbridge in Virginia and Westminster in Massachusetts.

He pleaded with his audience to help furnish the district library at Breman Asikuma with computers and books.

Nana Adu-Twum II who is also the Presiding member of the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District Assembly also paid a courtesy call on Nana Yaw Ampong II, chief of the Wabiri-Asona tribe of Breman Asikuma Traditional, who is currently domiciled in the United States of America.

Nana met with Roland Bassette, a prominent businessman in the state of Massachusetts, with whom Nana discussed the possibility of establishing a sister-city relationship.

Nana had the chance whilst in New York, to attend a bee-keeping conference. Back home, Nana Adu-Twum II says his visit was "very fruitful." He has decided to establish a Youth Organization, which will promote and develop youth activities in Ghana.

Nana also made bold attempts whilst in the US to look for investors both in America and Europe to help develop eco-tourism and the timber industry in the Asikuma-Odoben Brakwa district.

Nana is hopeful that his visit would introduce a number of developments in the traditional area.