Regional News Wed, 25 Feb 2004

Yamoransa leads in child neglect cases in C/R

Yamoransa (C/R), Feb. 25. GNA - Yamoransa, near Cape Coast, and noted for the production of 'Fante Kenkey' is leading in child-neglect cases being handled by the Women and Juvenile Unit (WAJU) of the Ghana Police Service at courts in Cape Coast, authorities have said. Mr Raphael Amoah, Assemblyman for the town said his office was flooded with letters from the WAJU for distribution to parents, mostly fathers who had been summoned for the neglect of their children. Speaking at the outdooring of Kevin Ewudzie, a 50-year-old employee of the United Nations in Germany as the 'Nkosuohene' (Development Chief) under the stool name Nana Kofi Enyin I, Mr Amoah reminded the people that the development they were yearning for would elude them if they did not pay attention to the education of their children. He urged the community to sacrifice "the comfort of today" for a better future.

Miss Dora Otema-Ayesu, a Ghanaian social worker resident in Hamburg, Germany, partly blamed the nation's under-development on the misuse of monies remitted by citizens abroad for development projects in their communities.

Miss Otema-Ayesu said Ghanaians residing abroad were becoming uncertain whether they should send money home because of the fear of the money being misapplied by friends, family members and community leaders. She advised women to form co-operatives to enable them to get financial help for promoting their businesses. Nana Akwa II, chief of Yamoransa Kojokrom, asked the people to cooperate with the chiefs in the planning and execution of projects. He admonished them to do away with what he called "do it and let us see" syndrome and added that sitting on the fence was the greatest enemy to development.

Nana Kofi Enyin expressed gratitude to the people for the confidence reposed in him and gave the assurance that he would do his best to help improve the standard of living in the community.

Source: GNA