Friday, January 28, 2011

DCE warns farmers against bush fires (Page 22, Jan 28, 2011

Story: Samuel Duodu, Drobo

THE District Chief Executive (DCE) for Jaman South, Mr Julius Atta Bediako, has cautioned farmers in the district against starting bush fires.
He, therefore, advised the people in the area to prepare their food at home during this harmattan season to prevent bush fires.
The DCE reminded them of the havoc the 1993 bush fires caused to food and cash crops and property with some people losing their lives.
He, therefore, warned hunters, palm-wine tappers, honey extractors and cigarette smokers to be careful about the way they handled fire in the bush in order to prevent bush fires in the area.
Mr Atta Bediako was speaking at a fund-raising durbar organised by the Adomabea family of Atuna, near Drobo in the Jaman South District of the Brong Ahafo Region in aid of an education endowment fund to support brilliant, needy students.
He 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 instead of relying solely on the government.
Mr Atta Bediako advised the people in the area to let education of their children be their priority as it was the cornerstone of the country’s human resource development.
The DCE urged the people in the area not to allow religious, tribal and political differences to divide them, and be united to move the district forward.
He called on the youth to be disciplined, law abiding, adding that they should not take the laws into their own hands and disturb the prevailing peace in the country.  
Mr Atta Bediako reminded the people that as this year is an action one, most of the towns in the district would be connected to the national grid while the roads would be constructed for smooth transportation in the area, in addition to the supply of school uniforms, water, among other development projects.
He praised the Anomabea family for organising such an important programme and urged them not to let it be a nine-days’ wonder.
The DCE urged the other families in the area to emulate such a good example.
The newly elected assembly member for Anomana Electoral Area, Mr Ahmed Abuu Konadu, thanked the people for giving him the mandate..
Nana Amera Yeboa, who chaired the function, commended the DCE for his hard work and expressed the hope that by the end of the year, he would be described as the action man of the year.

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