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Entertainment Wed, 21 Sep 2005

Techiman celebrates Yam Festaval

Techiman (B/A) Sept. 21, GNA - Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, Omanhene of Techiman Traditional Area, has advised the people of Techiman to do away with tendencies that would lead to confrontation and disputes amongst them He said such a situation would create divisions that would derail development process in the municipality.

The Omanhene was addressing the Chiefs and people of Techiman to climax their annual "Fofie Yam Festival" at Techiman. Oseadeeayo Akumfi asked the people to remove all forms of barriers among them and to enable them to build Techiman, their ancestral town for the growing youth to follow their good footsteps to continue with such development, saying where there was no peace, there was no development as well.

He expressed gratitude to his subjects of the Traditional Council as well as ministries, departments, boards and corporations for their support towards the development of Techiman. Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw commended the government for its bold steps in the implementation on the National Health Insurance Scheme, which had made Techiman to be part of the scheme, and had taken off and charged those who have not registered to do so for the sake of their health needs.

The Omanhene called on parents to send their children to school since the government had implemented the FCUBE programme, saying the parents would be doing great disservice to their children if they failed to enroll them in school.

He acknowledge the importance of the two FM stations in the Municipality, Asta and Classic FMs for the roles they have been playing towards the development of the municipality.

Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw called on Non-Governmental Organisations, Business entrepreneurs and Philanthropist to visit Techiman to establish businesses to create employment avenues for the youth of Techiman and to move the area forward.

Source: GNA