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Absence of traditional authority for Ga-Dangmes worrying – Minister

By Kodjo
Adams/Elizabeth Tetteh, GNA

Accra, July 13, GNA – Ms Elizabeth K. T.
Sackey, the Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, has expressed concern about
the absence of traditional authority for the Ga-Dangme State saying this has
affected developmental projects.

Ms Sackey said this on Thursday in Accra at
the launch of the Ga-Dangme Think Tank Group on the theme: “Ga-Dangme, Our
Heroes, Our Heritage.”

She said chieftaincy in Ga-Dangme had become
problematic thus creating disunity among the people and the communities.

She said chiefs must be seen as prime agents
and leaders in the establishment of peace within the community and that this
could be achieved by avoiding all tendencies that had the potential of
generating disputes and litigations.

Ms Sackey said it was pertinent to create a
good image of the Ga-Dangme State in the eyes of the international community to
bring investments to help develop the nation.

She said the Ga-Dangmes needed to foster unity
because it was the only means to raise the standards and well-being of the
people.

Ms Sackey called on traditional and opinion
leaders in the Ga-Dangme State to take urgent steps to address all factors that
inhibit the march towards peace, stability and progress.

Nii Okuley Apesor III, the Chairman of the
Ga-Dangme Think Tank Group, said the Group was established to project and
promote an enterprising Ga-Dangme State and make it attractive for business
transactions.

He said the Group sought to spearhead
programmes and activities that could enhance the wellbeing of the people as
well as bring on board young professional Ga-Dangmes to promote development.

Nii Apesor said the Group believed that the
future of Ga-Dangme statesmen and women lay in the power of education and
culture and that the Group would do all in its power to push that agenda
forward.

“This will be the only way to eliminate some
social vices that creep into societies and destroy them,” he said.

He urged all Ga-Dangme’s to be united because
it was one of the ways to promote development.

GNA

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