Regional News of Tue, 16 Oct 20180
NPP Western regional treasurer donates cash to Basake community
The treasurer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region who is also the founder of 'Nzema Maanle NGO', Mrs. Akasi Hormah-Miezah has donated funds to Basake community in the Ellembelle District.
She presented 2,000 Ghana cedis at a durbar to climax the annual Kundum festival of the Chiefs and people of Basake community on Saturday, October 13, 2018. She also presented assorted items to Kundum planning community.
Basake is a farming community within the Ellembelle District of the Western Region with the population of about 1500.
The cash donation was done to support the scholarship foundation of the community which was explained by the Chief of the area that the Scholarship will be using to educate the brilliant but needy students.
The festival which is celebrated by the Ahantas and Nzema people of the Western Region, is an occasion to render thanksgiving to God for the abundance of food at the end of the harvest period.
The week-long celebration which was on the theme, "The Role of Peace in Enhancing Development in Nzema and Western Region as a Whole" was marked with activities such as appellation songs, football gala competition, a clean-up exercise, girl-child education, youth socialization, and fundraising.
Speaking at the climax of the festival, Mrs. Hormah-Miezah said Western Region is blessed with so many natural resources and human resources but the Region seems to be left out in terms of fair share of the national cake.
She used the occasion to thank the Chief, the people and the organizers of putting up a beautiful celebration and also thanked other invited guests for gracing the occasion.
She urged the people of the area to ensure that peace and harmony prevail in all spheres of theirs lives and added that these are the best way they could come together as one people and fight for a common goal in ensuring development in the Ellembelle District and Western Region at large.
She pledged her total commitment to help the community anytime she is called upon.
In her speech, other important issues as Girl Child Education was raised and she acknowledged that the best way children and the youth of Nzema could be useful to Nzema development could be best achieved through education.
Mrs. Hormah urged the parents in the area to take advantage of the Free SHS and ensure that their children would benefit from this initiative by the NPP government.
She said "the NPP government is on track to make education accessible and affordable to all citizens in the country and no propaganda can stop President Akufo-Addo and his appointees from implementing such a laudable program".