Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has called for peace among the people of Cape Coast to ensure meaningful development in the area.
He made the call in a speech at this year’s Ogua Fetu Afahye at the Victoria Park in Cape Coast in the Central region.
According to him, the people of Cape Coast also need peace to be able to nurture the youth to take up the leadership mantle.
This year’s festival which was on the theme; “Nurturing the Younger Generation to Take Up the Mantle of Leadership” was attended by a large crowd of people both indigenes and tourists.
Beautiful displays by the various Asafo groups added colour to the occasion.
The vice president said he was encouraged by this year’s crowd at the festival, which was the most attended in recent times.
He expressed delight at the progress of work at the Kotokraba Market as well as the Cape Coast Stadium projects, which were nearing completion.
He praised the late President John Evans Atta Mills for initiating those two great projects for the people in the area.
Oguamanhene, Osabarima Kwesi Attaa II, also called for peace and unity among the people to ensure development in the area.
He said despite the many top secondary schools in Cape Coast, many of the students in the area who even passed their examinations successfully still found it difficult to gain admission to schools in their locality.
He lamented that the 30 per cent quota which was initiated by the late President Mills for admission for students in the area was not being adhered to.
Osabarima Kwesi Atta II also appealed to government and the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to conclude their negotiations on the latter’s conditions of service, so that the country does not witness future strikes by doctors.
He called on parents to exercise control over their children especially young girls to prevent them from going wayward.
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