He said globalisation is characterised by knowledge explosion with its reliance on technology and “we require skilled human resource capable of taking advantage of the technologies available to move the country forward”.
Mr Ricketts-Hagan gave the advice at a durbar of the chiefs and people of Agona Nyarkrom Traditional Area in Agona West Municipality to climax the Akwambo Festival.
The festival on the theme: “Akwambo festival-Our Heritage; A vehicle for sustainable peace, unity and development,” aimed at fostering peace and unity especially in the December 7 polls to bring about the needed national development.
The regional Minister urged the people of Nyarkrom especially the chiefs to foster the “can do” spirit especially in the youth.
Mr Ricketts-Hagan commended the chiefs and the people of the traditional area for the team spirit, which they consistently display, which has sustained the celebration of the festival
“Let us endeavour to set aside all differences, if any, and unite as one body so as to create a peaceful and congenial atmosphere that will ensure the steady growth and development of our society,” he said.
Mr Charles Obeng-Inkoom, Member of Parliament for Agona West, said within three years he has implemented a number of projects including school infrastructure, roads and health facilities.
The chiefs led by Okofo Okantakyi Nyarko Eku X, Paramount Chief of the area were paraded in palanquins through the principal streets of the town amidst funfair to the durbar where they receiving homage from their subjects.
Source: GNA/News Ghana