A TRADITIONAL ruler has urged Ghanaians to use festivals to plan for development projects and the generation of funds to support development of education in their communities.
The Chief of Duadaso Number Two, near Sampa in the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Kwaku Ababio II, made the call at a grand durbar to climax the celebration of their annual Jobofie Yam Festival at Duadaso Number Two.
The ceremony coincided with the official opening of the newly established Duadaso Diamono Senior High School (SHS), a private educational institution.
The occasion was in remembrance and thanksgiving of the ancestors for protecting them over the past years and asked for their blessing in the years ahead.
Nana Ababio, who is also Mponuahene of Sampa Traditional Area, stressed that the time had come for the people in the area to inject more funds into education and the general development of the communities.
He advised the people in the area to let the education of their children be their priority, as it was the cornerstone of the country’s human resource development.
The Benkumhene of Sampa Traditional Area, Nana Wollingo also advised the students of Diamono SHS to lead exemplary lives since they were the pioneers of the school.
He, however, cautioned them against alcoholism, drug abuse and improper dressing.
Nana Wollingo implored the students to make the best use of every opportunity by learning hard in order to become useful adults, adding that the child of today is the adult of tomorrow.
The Unit Committee Chairman of the town, Mr Joseph Kumi, impressed upon the teachers to lead moral lives for their students to emulate since children tended to copy their lifestyles blindly.
Mr Kumi appealed to parents and guardians to spend less on funerals and other social activities but rather devote much resources to educate their children.
The Krontihene and Akyeamehene of the town, Nana Kwame Gyinabe and Nana Kojo Konlor, respectively, commended Nana Kwaku Ababio on his contribution to the development of the community.