The Teshie Mantse Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra III and the Teshie Traditional Council have acknowledged selected media icons for their immense contribution and support to the Council.
The Teshie Mantse made the acknowledgement during the celebration of his third installation anniversary at the Teshie Mantse Palace in Accra.
According to him, the Teshie Mantse Palace has cultivated a strong relations with both print and electronic media and has brought Teshie to the media limelight after many years of negative reportage, adding that coverage of Palace activities by the selected media has hit banner headlines and Television screens at regular intervals.
The media icons acknowledged by the chief include Mavis Boye, Nana Yaw Cobbina, Gabriel Obodai Torgbo Ashong, Boye Laryea, A killer, Nii Anang Patapaa, Abraham Laryea, Naa Suerkai Sowah, Nii Gabriel Nii-Okpey, Patrick Appenteng, Muhammed Faisal Mustapha of Newslinegh, Daniel Badu-dj Aberga, Freeman Dormey, Naa Akleh Tsotsoo Laryea and many others.
This, he expressed his appreciation to all journalists who have played part in the coverage of events and activities of the Palace and prayed that the media continue to show interest in the activities of Teshie.
On the way forward, Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra III revealed that the palace has developed a number of short and medium term development projects for the years ahead, which include, Akro Education and Development Found (AkroFound), Akro Heritage Found for the development and preservation of GaDangme languages and cultures, Teshie Football Association, Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Park, Akro College of Fisheries and Development, Teshie Fish Processing Plant, Teshie Landing Bay (Breakwater) Project and Cultural Heritage Revival Programmes.
He further revealed that there is a boiling dispute between Teshie and its Eastern and Western neighbours which needs a quick solution due to the scheduled separation of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly.
This, he stated that, the palace has been working seriously with key stakeholders to establish a committee to handle the said dispute, adding that the membership of the Boundary Dispute Resolution Committee will include the Member of Parliament or his representative as the Chairman, a presentative of the concerned Citizens Association, Three Assembly Members (both past and present) two representative of the Teshie Traditional Council and two media representative.
According to him, the Palace is lobbying for permanent slots on the Board of Public and Private Institutions in Teshie, the institutions he said includes, Kofi Anang International Peace Keeping and Training Centre, LEKMA, Hospital, LEKMA Nurses Training School, Family Health Hospital, Teshie Community Clinic, Teshie Presbyterian Senior High School, Teshie Neighborhood Centre, O’Reilly Senior High School and among others.
Story: Muhammed Faisal Mustapha