Nana Ogidigram Aseidu Kobina Botwe the second, has commended the police and other security

agencies in the area, for their effective strategies that had

helped reduce crime wave in the Municipality.

police He said the current policing system had helped to curb

criminal activities in Agona Swedru and its environs.

Nana Botwe made the commendation in an address delivered

on his behalf by Nana Oduro Kwarteng, Gyantuahene of Agona Swedru,

to climax the Annual Akwambo festival of the chiefs and people at

Agona Swedru.

The theme for this year?s celebration was: ?Developing

the Talents of the Youth through Festivals.?

The dress code for the festival was red and black

Adinkra cloth, as a sign of mourning for the sudden demise of Nana

Botwe?s Abusuapanyin, Asafohene, and Abusuapanyin of Nana Kojo

Ackom, Tufuhene of Agona Swedru, during the celebration period.

The Chiefs and people of Agona Swedru had their last

Akwambo two year ago..

This year’s attendance was so great that officers and

men of the Agona Swedru Divisional Police Command had a hectic

time to control the crowd before and after the procession of

chiefs, queen-mothers, elders from the Swedru ECG office to main

lorry park where they converged.

Nana Botwe appealed to the President and the Local

Government Minister to create a separate Municipality for Agona

Swedru and Agona Asafo now that their population had reached


He urged the government to establish another Senior

High School at Agona Swedru to absorb children from the over 30

Junior High Schools in the area.

Nana Botwe who is also Adontenhene of the Nyakrom

Traditional Area, further urged the government to convert the

National Vocational Training Institute at Agona Swedru into either

a Polytechnic, Nursing Training School, or University College.

Dr Acquinas Tawiah Quansah, Central Regional Minister,

assured the chiefs and people of Agona Swedru that government

would do everything possible to ensure that their requests were


He commended the chiefs and people for

maintaining a peaceful atmosphere that had brought development to

the area.

Dr Quansah again assured the Swedruman Council of

Chiefs that the Regional Coordinating Council would ensure that

there was proper cohesion and mutual understanding at the Agona

West Municipal Assembly.

Mr Charles Obeng-Inkoom, MP for Agona West,

said everything possible would be done to improve educational

structures to enhance effective teaching and learning.

He urged parents and guardians in the area to

send their children to school, especially their daughters, adding

that education was the only key to success and poverty reduction.

Source : GNA/newsghana.com.gh


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