Adopt the habit of reading- Second Lady encourages Ghanaian children
The wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur has urged Ghanaians to make constant effort to ensure that all children do not only enroll in schools, but also read and complete school.
She said there is the need to help children in the country to advance in social values and also adopt the habit of reading.
Mrs. Amissah-Arthur who has been at the forefront of providing social services for deprived communities, especially children in the area of Education said she believes that a reading nation is an informed nation.
Mrs. Amissah -Arthur, was interacting with the chiefs and people of Tikobo No 2 in the Jomoro District of the Western Region, after she donated laptops, solar lamps, educational materials and an undisclosed amount of money to schools in the Area.
She said her aim is to bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots, especially in the area of education.
According to her, the Western Region is opened up for investment, at a time that oil and gas has been found, hence the need for the indigenes to be encouraged to take advantage of job in the region, or else foreigners would come in and take the jobs.
She appealed to citizens of the Western Region not to allow partisan politics to reduce the peaceful communal cohesion in the area into “hatred, acrimony and conflicts since we all have one Ghana”.
She said what is key, is unity in development, since the region has a lot of natural resources that can be tapped when the citizens come together as one and focus on betterment of the region.
On the opening of the voter register, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur called on members of the community to make sure they go check on their names in the register that has been opened, so that they would not face problems on Election Day.
For his part, the Chief of Tikobo No 2 Nana Arvo Nwiah V hopes the NDC wins in order to continue with its developmental projects in Nzema.
The chief said the NDC -administration has “given the area its fair share of the national cake” and he is a witness to the massive developmental projects in Ghana and Nzema.
Nana Arvo Nwiah V, however, appealed to the government to improve the road network in area.
The chief also appealed for additional transformer to distribute electricity to the nearby villages, together with teaching and learning material for the children.