He therefore implored the Agona Swedru District Police Command and Divisional Domestic Violence Victim and Support Unit (DOVVSU) and other security agencies to support the noble idea.
Nana Botwe II gave this warning during the launch of 2017 Annual Akwambo festival celebration which commences on August 13, 2017 at Agona Swedru.
Nana Botwe stated that the Swedruman Educational Committee backed by bye –laws of Swedruman Council of Chiefs would ensure that children engaged in minor jobs were brought to book, adding that ‘it is sad to see young girls and boys out of school during class hours’.
The theme for this year’s Akwambo festival is “Promoting Quality Education for the Youth: the role of the Chiefs “.
Nana Botwe who is also Adontenhene of Nyakrom Traditional Area called on the students and pupils to avoid pre-marital sex and illegal abortions that could endanger their lives.
Nana Botwe called on the stakeholders in education to support the decision taken by the Council, adding that ‘parents must ensure that their wards are always in the classrooms to study.’
Nana Botwe said education was key to the success of children’s life, saying that it was sad for some parents to spend lavishly on funerals and cloths to the detriment of their children’s education and called on Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs), cooperate bodies, financial institutions, citizens home and abroad, Agona West Municipal Assembly and Central government to support the construction of the ICT centre.
Nana Oduro Kwarteng, Chief Director of Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts said the chiefs of the town were poised to construct an ICT centre for the cluster of schools in the area.
According to the Chief Director, the world had become a global village as a result of the study of ICT and urged the students and pupils in Agona Swedru not to joke with their books.
He said funds would be raised at this year’s Akwambo festival celebration for the construction of an ICT centre and cautioned the youth to desist from social vices that would ead them into calamity.
Nana Oduro Kwarteng stated that Agona Swedru which was noted for brisk business in the Central region also had rich cultural heritage to showcase during Akwambo festival.
The Chief Director donated GHȼ2,000.00 to the Akwambo planning Committee to support quiz competition which would be organized for schools during the festival celebration.GNA