Coach adolescents, Mrs. Mahama tells traditional authorities

The First Lady Lordina Mahama has appealed to traditional rulers to advise the youth in the various communities to stay away from causing mayhem as the nation approaches the 2016 elections.

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First Lady Lordina Mahama addressing a working Lunch hosted with GAVI in Addis Ababa
First Lady Lordina Mahama addressing a working Lunch hosted with GAVI in Addis Ababa

“As we approach this year’s elections, I will plead with you to advice our youth to stay away from doing negative things and using abusive language, in order not to disturb the peace we currently enjoy in Ghana,” Mrs Mahama told Chiefs and people of Nkoranza at a durbar during the Munukuo festival on Wednesday.

Mrs Mahama, who is the Sompahenmaa of Nkoranza Traditional Area, under the stool name Nana Akosua Fremaa Ampoma Sika I, joined Nana Agyeman Kudom IV, Omanhene of Nkoranza and the people to celebrate this year’s Munukuo festival on the theme: “Enhancing Unity and Development in Nkoranza Traditional Area”.

She said the theme reflected the need to better the lives of the citizens, especially in the Nkoranza area, adding that it is the responsibility of all to ensure that development come to communities such as Nkoranza.

The First Lady thanked Okatakyie, Nananom and the people of Nkoranzaman for installing her as Sompahenmaa of Nkoranza Traditional Area, and pledged her resolve to work together with the other queenmothers to bring development to the area.

She also extended her appreciation to the Nkoranza Traditional Council, Queenmothers, the youth and all hardworking mothers of Nkoranza, for the energy and the experience they have invested in fostering and keeping the unity and peace in the traditional area without which there can be no development.

She said her Lordina Foundation, for instance, has facilitated the construction of an Ultramodern Community Information Centre for the Kintampo community and its environs at Ampoma that will serve as an ICT Hub for the community and afford schools in the area access to the ICT Lab as well as Internet facilities.

The centre, built by Huawei Technologies Ghana Ltd as part of their corporate social responsibility, is to provide ICT skills training for the Youth of the community.

The centre has a 20-seater capacity, a reception area, manager’s office and one other room for training purposes.

“I will again state that as First Lady of Ghana and a native of this area, I pledge to continue doing my best in our quest to bring sustainable development to this community. Let us embrace the opportunity of today. We must never forget that the future of Nkoranza lies in our hands”.

She said government led by President Mahama, on its parts, had rolled out massive development projects across the country.

Mrs Mahama further promised to energize and mobilize the people, especially the women, “in the next phase of our commitment to make life worth living for the people of this traditional area and Ghanaians at large”.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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