By Kwabia Owusu-Mensah, GNA
Afrancho, (Ash), March 8, GNA – Mr Karikari Acheamfour, District Chief Executive for Afigya-Kwabre South, has called on chiefs to ensure that children in their communities are sent to school in order to benefit from the free education policy.
He said education is the surest way to improve the overall wellbeing of the people.
Mr Acheamfour made the call at the inauguration of Kwabre West Development Forum (KWADEF) at Afrancho, near Kumasi.
The Forum seeks to bring the people of Kwabre West together to initiate development projects to improve the living conditions in the communities in the area.
Mr Acheamfour praised members of the Forum for making community development their prime objective adding that the assembly was ready to assist them to achieve their aims.
Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, Afigya-Kwabre West NPP constituency chairman and patron of the Forum, said development is a shared responsibility which requires active support of all members in the community.
He said Kwabre West lacks behind in terms of infrastructural development and expressed the hope that the formation of the Forum would help harness the energies of the people, to contribute their quota towards the development of the area.
Odeneho Kwaku Appiah urged the leadership of the Forum to focus their attention on specific development targets in order to produce tangible results for the people to see.
He called on traditional authorities and communities leaders to offer the needed support to the Forum to help promote development in the area.
Mr K.S Sampany, President of the Forum, said it was time the people took up the development of the area into their own hands.
He said the formation of the Forum was to support the chiefs, government and the district assembly to speed up infrastructural development in communities in the area.
Mr Sampany said the Forum had already acquired a 15-acre land at Aboabogya to undertake farming activities to support the government’s planting for food and jobs, while creating employment for the youth.
The Forum was also working to establish a cooperative credit union to provide financial assistant to the people.