Obrempong at the programme.

THE PARAMOUNT Chief of Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Council, Obrempong Nyanful Krampah XI has stressed the need for government to set up a mobilization fund for chiefs in the country to help them run their various traditional areas.

He said chiefs played very important national roles since they helped to settle disputes and ensured peace and tranquility in their respective areas.

He noted that their contributions had saved the country from wasting a lot of money and resources resolving conflicts and other negative tendencies.

Obrempong Krampah made the appeal at Gomoa Ajumako in the Gomoa West district of the Central region Tuesday when he celebrated the second anniversary of his enstoolment.  

?We have had to sacrifice the cost of fuel spent travelling to various conflict villages and communities to settle disputes; I have to spend at least GH?200 on fuel every week,? he added.

The paramount chief reiterated the need for the chiefs to get the fund saying even politicians were given ex-gratia payments at the end of their service.

Obrempong Krampah expressed concern about the poor results of students in the Gomoa area that took part in the 2012 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and underscored the need for government to pay much attention to education in the area since the chiefs were ready to support it to motivate teachers to give their best.

?If we do not ensure a better foundation for the children, the area will not see any effective development since education is the bedrock of every nation?s development,? he said

He advised Nananom to monitor the enrolment of pupils in their respective areas since education was free and not entertain any excuses from parents who refused to send their children to school.

The paramount chief also urged them to construct mini libraries in their communities to help children cultivate the habit of reading.

Obrempong Krampah cautioned the youth not to allow themselves to be use by politicians to cause mayhem during the upcoming general elections.

From Sarah Owusu-Darlington, Gomoa Ajumako

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