Avoid chieftaincy disputes, preserve our culture – KK Sarpong

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr. Kofi Koduah Sarpong, has emphasized the need for communities to eschew chieftaincy disputes to preserve the country’s cultural heritage.

According to him, Chieftaincy has been and will continue to be a sacred institution in our culture for every generation.

Dr. K. K. Sarpong also mentioned the need to serve the youth with proper education so as to keep the institution of chieftaincy in reverence and make it attractive and acceptable for development in the various communities.

He made this statement on Saturday September 1, 2018 at a grand durbar of the chiefs and people of Dixcove in the Ahanta West Municipality to climax the Dixcove Kundum Festival 2018.

The CEO of GNPC who was the special guest of honour for the occasion said the GNPC Foundation has been faithful in providing scholarship for Ahanta Youth at the tertiary levels. He cited examples of 20 youths from the constituency who were granted scholarships to enroll in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programmes at various universities in the country.

He revealed that, this year, some more scholarships will be offered to students to enroll in STEM, Science Education and special education programmes.

“I encourage the youth of this Traditional Area and the constituency as a whole to apply for this scholarships. It is my hope and prayer that students will excel in their academic endeavors so they can avail themselves for this scholarships” he stated.

Touching on the issue of transparency the guest speaker said it is important that leaders put in various responsible positions in the country are transparent, trustworthy and accountable to the people they serve since transparency builds trust and motivate.

Dr. Sarpong said it is not enough to bring projects into our communities if leaders are not transparent and accountable for funds and resources allocated to them.

Again, the youth in Dixcove should uphold and observe the principles of the Five ‘Hs’ which include, Honesty, Humility, Hardworking, Good Human Relations, and being Humane in order to give back to society and the younger generations a lasting legacy.

Source: Deborah Dzivenu

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