By Christopher Tetteh, GNA
Sept.10, GNA - Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, the Paramount Chief of Techiman
Traditional Area has advised Ghanaians to desist from the use of offensive
language because it does not promote but rather draws back national
respect, citizens must avoid that in all facets of national discourse by
speaking to issues objectively for the attention and response of the
appropriate authorities, the paramount chief suggested.
This is because
the populace are those on the ground who identify development-related issues of
general concern, he stated.
Ameyaw IV gave the advice in an opening remark when he presided over the maiden
Bono East Regional Town Hall Meeting held on Monday at the Valley View
University auditorium at Techiman, the regional capital.
auspices of the Ministry of Information, the one-day event was the fourth in
the nationwide regional series, on the theme, "Accounting for Financial
Sector Resolution, Jobs and Agriculture".
platform for the region’s Municipal/District Chief Executives (M/DCEs) to
account to the people about the infrastructural development projects completed
and those being implemented in their respective Municipalities and Districts.
also offered the people an opportunity to ask questions on issues affecting
them and on government’s programmes and policies as well as on national
development in general.
Prior to the
commencement of the meeting, Mr. Kwadwo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information
Minister, accompanied by the chiefs and other dignitaries were shown pictures
of projects by the Assemblies at an exhibition.
Mr. Nkrumah in
a brief remark described the meeting as “a democracy in action” to justify the
government’s commitment to account for her stewardship through transparency and
good governance to Ghanaians.