9 January 2013

Ghana: Dormaahene Commends Ghanaians

Dormaa-Ahenkro — The Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional Area, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu has commended Ghanaians for exhibiting a sense of maturity during and after the 2012 Parliamentary and Presidential elections.

Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu prayed for a continuous peaceful co-existence among Ghanaians, whilst the year 2013 is made a year of reconciliation and consensus-building, for rapid socio-economic growth.

Speaking at an Annual End-of Year Get-together with his chiefs and subjects at Dormaa Ahenkro recently, the Paramount Chief described the just ended general elections as the most peaceful ever in the political history of Ghana, stressing that the right of Ghanaians to choose in multi-party democracy should not result in resentment, chaos and intimidation as being experienced previously.

He said Ghanaians had through the 2012 elections proven their understanding and love for multiparty democracy which cement the country's status of being the symbol of hope for Africa.

Dormaahene commended the political parties, the media, electoral commission, the security agencies, the National Peace council, the Religious Bodies, Traditional Authorities and other organizations both foreign and local for their effective roles played to achieve such a peaceful and smooth elections.

During the occasion, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu presented scholarships to a total of 69 brilliant but needy students from within the Dormaa traditional area in both Tertiary and Senior High and Technical Schools under the Dormaaman Education Endowment Fund (DORMEEF) which was established 12years ago.

A total amount of GH¢25000 was disbursed to the beneficiaries with each of the 27 tertiary students receiving an amount of GH¢400. The remaining 42 Senior High/Technical school students shared the remaining proportionally. In all 1,209 students have benefitted from the DORMEEF since its establishment 12 years ago, which has raised the level of education in traditional area.

Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu advised the people in traditional area to consider their economic strength before given birth. He noted that though the Dormaa traditional council has initiated social intervention programmes such as DORMEEF, it is better for the people to also have the economic strength to cater for their own children and family without relying on others

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