The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, has advice the people of Ga State to respect their Chiefs and forge ahead with unity to ensure development within the area.
According to him, the time has come for Gas to give maximum respect to their Chiefs, no matter the disagreement and dispute surrounding one’s legitimacy as a Chief.
The Speaker of Parliament gave this advice during the 10th installation Anniversary Celebration of the Paramount Chief of Osu, who doubles as the President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, His. Majesty DF. Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI.
He called on the people of Ga State not to disrespect their Chief, traditions and culture, but rather give these Chiefs the maximum respect due them, so that others can emulate, expressing how shameful and disappointing it is to respect and bow to another man’s chief whiles you disrespect your own.
According to him, the people of Osu have in the past, played a major role in the development of the country by producing accountants, doctors, lawyers, engineers and among others, adding that the issue has been deferent due to high rate of illiteracy in the traditional area.
This, he called on the Osu Mantse to make education one of his top most priority and urged parents to take their wards education serious to minimize, or better still, ensure that illiteracy rate in the Osu traditional area becomes a thing of the past.
He further called on the Osu educational committee to set up computer laboratory to enhance the children’s knowledge on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
This, he added that, it will make learning attractive and will as well compel the children to always go close to their books.
The Speaker, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye also pledge to support and promote in any form of education in the Osu traditional area.
On his part, the Executive Chairman of Glico Group, Dr. Kwame Achampong-Kyei commended the Osu Mantse for the unity and initiative he has brought to the people of Osu traditional area, which include the ‘Osu Mantse Development Initiative to support the government socio-economic improvement in the Osu State.
“Your commitment to the improvement of health, education, agriculture and real estate development in the Osu State under the OMANCODI project, shows a truism to your pledge to Osu State embodied in the African proverb; “if you want to go fast, go alone”; but if you want to go far, go together”. He noted.
He said the Osu Mantse has elevated the Osu stool to paramount status and has also been elected as the President of Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs to affirms the ‘voice of wisdom’ of traditional rulers to government agenda for the people of Ghana.
Story: Faisal Mustapha