Elite in society urged not to feel shy to go to their villages

Gomoa Abora (C/R), Jan. 30, GNA – The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Agency, Mr George Blankson, has called on the elite in the society who hail from villages not to feel shy to go to their villages.

Rather, Mr Blankson said, they must go to their villages regularly to help to improve conditions there.

Mr Blankson, who hails from Gomoa Abora near Apam, said this at the celebration of the annual Akwanbo festival of the people of the town.

Mr Blankson appealed to the elite not to make the cities and the municipal towns their homes and leave their people in their home villages to their fate.

He said the conditions in the villages could have been better than what they are now if the people they produced had taken keen interest in their development and go there very often.

Mr Blankson appealed to parents to invest in the education of their children, adding that

poverty in the villages could be improved if parents ensure that their children received quality education.

Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, Central Regional Minister, urged the citizens to plant trees not only to serve as windbreaks but also improve their economic status.

She appealed to the people to go into animal husbandry especially rearing of snails, grass cutters and other ruminants.

Mr Anthony Eyiah Quansah, Presiding Member of the Gomoa West District Assembly, called on the people of the district to document school lands to prevent estate developers from encroaching on them.

He advised people who had attained 18 years and above to register when the biometric registration exercise starts in March 2012.

Nana Aba Kaadze IV, Queen Mother of Gomoa Akyemfo, expressed concern about the upsurge in teenage pregnancy in the district and appealed to parents to take good care of their daughters and ensure that they provide them with their basic needs.

Oheneba Agyei, Assembly member for Gomoa Wassa-Nduem Electoral Area who represented Mr Francis Arthur, MP for the area, pledged on behalf of the MP two computers, extension of electricity to the school and provision of tables and chairs for the school in the town.

Mrs Margaret Acquaye, Headmistress of the Abora D/A Primary and Junior High School, commended the chiefs and elders of the town for showing interest and support for education of the children.

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