THE people of Drobo in the Jaman South District have held a grand durbar to climax the celebration of their week-long Munufie Kese festival.
The festival symbolised family reunions, planning for development projects, a remembrance and thanksgiving of the ancestors for protecting the people over the years and asked for more years ahead.
The celebration also marked the 29th anniversary of the enstoolment of the Omanhene of Drobo Traditional Area, Beyeeman Bosea-Gyinantwi II.
Speaking at the durbar, Beyeeman Bosea-Gyinantwi advised his people to take keen interest in the education of their children to enable them to become responsible leaders in future.
He stressed that the only legacy parents could bequeath their children was good education, and therefore, urged parents to reduce their high expenditure on funeral activities and rather invest the money on the education of their children.
Beyeeman Bosea-Gyinantwi advised the people, most of whom are cocoa farmers in the Sefwi area, to use the Akuafo cheque system when selling their cocoa beans.
He warned farmers along the boarder towns to avoid smuggling of cocoa to the neighbouring countries.
The Omanhene appealed to the Berekum Municipal and Jaman South District Assemblies to take realistic measures to rehabilitate the deplorable Berekum-Drobo road.
He advised drivers plying the road to be cautious in order to minimise accidents.
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, who is a citizen of the area, congratulated the Drobo Omanhene on his achievements.
He also commended the people in the area for their co-operation and unity.
The Queen of the Drobo Traditional Area, Nana Yaa Ansua, urged the people of Drobo to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
He appealed to the people not to politicise the scheme since it had nothing to do with politics.