Kpedze — The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho West, Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah has assured the people of government's preparedness to transform the area to an appreciable level as the potentials in the area would be harnessed effectively to the benefit of the people.
Mr. Bedzrah said some of the development agenda of the government was to reduce the high level of unemployment, which he stressed, could become possible if the people would continue to support the government in its development efforts and have trust in it.
Addressing a non-denominational thanksgiving service to thank God for a peaceful election in 2012 that elected President John Dramani Mahama, should be seen as divine and by the will of God, since it is the creator who rules in the affairs of men. He thanked the electorate on behalf of the President for the peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves.
The Ho West MP said as part of the transformation process, conscious efforts would be made to ensure that an appropriate industry would be established in the District to help revamp economic activities with comparative advantage in the area, which would help create jobs for the teaming unemployed population.
Mr. Bedzrah observed that issues concerning economic development, job creation and other areas of development were paramount to the government, to ensure that the living conditions of the people would see significant development and urged the people to build confidence among themselves and the government, in any step that they take, as well as that of the government.
The Ho West District Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Ewade, promised the people in the area to ensure an open administration that would allow stakeholders to share ideas with the Assembly to enable it work more effectively, noting that all should collaborate with the Assembly to ensure accelerated development in the area.
Mr. Ewade emphasized the need for the people, particularly the youth, to show respect and support for authority, especially to chiefs in the area, stressing that it was very important for assembly members to work closely with traditional authorities, in order to identify and prioritize development activities in the area.
A former Deputy Youth Organizer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Assembly Member for Sokode Electoral area, Mr. Courage Worllanyo Danku, said it was very important for the people to be part of the governance system and asked that they give appropriate advice to the leadership in the District, so as to ensure that such inputs would help shape the decision making process.
Mr. Danku noted that development ought to be seen as a collective responsibility of all, hence the need for all to be active participants in the development activities, adding that it would not be in the interest of the people to allow leaders alone to struggle with the development process, while the rest of the people would only be interested in what he described as unnecessary criticism.
The Pastor of the Assemblies of God Church at Kpedze, the Rev. Kofi Baaku stressed the importance of thanksgiving in the life of men, noting that great and mighty things happen anytime people give thanks to God, and commended the Ho West MP and the DCE, as well as the leadership of the party for the recognition given to the almighty in their activities.
Rev. Baaku suggested to the political leadership in Ho West District to institute regular thanksgiving service that would recognized the role of God in the development activities in the area, which he observed would be the base for which the area would experience rapid development.
The Paramount Chief of Kpedze traditional area, Togbega Atsridom IV asked the people to be vigilant and take good care of state property as if they were their own, in order to derive maximum benefit from them and cautioned against bush burning, which has the tendency of destroying electricity poles.