Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has appealed to fellow politicians to campaign on ideas and avoid the tactics of intimidating the electorate.
He said elections are about development and the choices available to the people.
[contextly_sidebar id=”Qd7cY90N7Qj7jCcuXntAtzxHHLUTRHzz”]Vice President Amissah-Arthur said this at the 40th anniversary of the Gonjaland Youth Association at Salaga in the Northern Region.
He said government is committed to ensure that this year’s elections are transparent, free and fair.
He expressed worry about the chieftaincy problems across many parts of the country largely due to confusion over the rightful successors.
“In parts of our country, succession to chieftaincy has become a source of conflict. But the Gonja people demonstrate some of the most peaceful and best practices when it comes to ascensions to chieftaincy.”
The Vice President also appealed to the chiefs and people of Gonja to resolve all lingering succession issues.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said government’s transformation agenda is on course and will continue to deliver the infrastructure that provides the basis for economic and social development.
“You have chosen for this celebration the theme: “40 years of Promoting Peaceful Co-existence for Sustainable Development of Gonja land – the role of the Gonja land Youth Association.”
He used the occasion to commend the Gonjaland Youth Association for expanding and sustaining the association for 40 years.
The Gonjaland Youth Association encompasses all youth from the five gates with the Yagbon Wura, Tumtumba Boresa, as the heads of the Gonjaland.
The gates include Kpembi, Bole with Damongo, being the paramountcy.
The association was formed 40 years ago in Kpembi near Salaga. The celebration was attended by the paramount chief of Effutu, Neenyi Ghartey, who chaired the programme.
He urged the association to review its activities and chart a new path for the years ahead.
By: Maxwell Okamafo Asamani Addo