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MP appeals to Konkombas to promote peace

2012-04-09 21:13:36
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The Member of Parliament for Saboba, Mr Joseph Bukari Nikpe, has appealed to the people of Konkomba Traditional Area to protect the peace and stability in the area and unite for development.

“Let us not allow ourselves to be divided by partisan politics and chieftaincy disputes because we are one people with a common destiny”, he said.

At a homecoming durbar organized by the Konkomba Youth Association (KOYA) in Saboba, Mr Nikpe said it was natural for other people to have divergent views about issues but that does not call for fight or hatred.

The durbar, under the theme “Home Development and Literacy Day,” brought together people from Konkomba to take stock of the activities of the previous year and trade ideas on how to initiate development projects to reduce poverty and illiteracy in the area.

Mr Nikpe said people should do away with the notion that supporters of the two main political parties, the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party, are enemies.

“Let us discourage the youth from allowing themselves to be used as instruments of violence”, he said.

Mr Nipke advised parents to make education of their children a priority and added “money is better spent on education than marring more wives.”

Mr Justice Robin B. Batu, a Presiding Judge in the Ashanti Region, appealed to the people to demand from political aspirants firm commitment to the development of the area especially education and language discrimination.

He said keeping Likpakpaln, the local language of the people of Konkomba, out of the National Literacy Accelerated Programme (NLP) by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service was discriminatory and flouted Article 17 (2) and (3) of the Constitution.

Alhaji Emmanuel Benson, National President of KOYA, said lack of education had contributed to the area’s developmental challenges and called for a rigorous campaign on education.


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