The Deputy Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs , Paul Essien has donated GHC8,000 to the Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region during t
The Deputy Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs , Paul Essien has donated GHC8,000 to the Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region during the Easter celebration.
The gesture by the Minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency is his contribution to the developmental agenda of communities within the Constituency.
Mr. Essien’s donation will benefit the Ezinlibo, Samenye, Elubo, Egbazo and other surrounding communities at Jomoro.
Each of the four major communities mentioned were given GHC2,000 as seed capital to begin transforming their lives with some meaningful projects.
Speaking at a durbar to climax the ‘Edinla nee Suh Ne’ annual festival by the Chiefs and people of Ezinlibo, Paul Essien extended his appreciation to the Ezinlibo residents for raising funds to develop the area.
He pledged his support to the community and called on them to always pray for him to succeed.
The MP revealed that currently, construction of a toilet facility the community and one for the Senior High School, Annor Adjaye SHS is still ongoing.
The lawmaker also pledged to construct the township roads through the support of the Ghana Gas Company.
On education, the MP said he has currently organised Mock Exams for the 2019 B.E.C.E candidates to prepare them adequately ahead of the main examination.
He also mentioned of ongoing extra classes for the Double Track System students adding that the classes helping over two thousand students.
Mr. Essien urged the parents to send their children to Technical Schools to acquire skills to be employed in the oil companies springing out in the area.
He appealed to the residents to rally behind President Akufo-Addo to develop the Municipality.
“President Akufo-Addo has Jomoro Constituency at heart and as we speak he is bringing the following projects to Jomoro and within ten years Jomoro will be an oil hub; Oil Refinery, Fertilizer Plant, 5 Petrol Chemical-Industries, Harbour”, he said.
He added “If these projects come to Jomoro then our problem about jobs will be the thing of the pass and I am going to work hard to let President Akufo-Addo fulfill his promises, in fact Jomoro we have a brighter future, I urge you to support President Akufo-Addo”.
He, seized the opportunity to appeal to his constituents to live in peace and harmony and also pray always for him to get strength to work hard for the area.
He pledged to liaise with the stakeholders in the Constituency to develop the area.
On his part, the Chief of Ezinlibo, Nana Kolora Blay IV expressed his profound gratitude to the Deputy Minister for the kind gesture and prayed for him to reclaim the donation abundantly.
He, seized the opportunity to appeal to his people to rally behind the NPP government and the Deputy Minister Hon. Paul Essien to bring the proposed developmental projects to benefit of the community.
The Chief however, commended the people in the area notably the Planning Committee and others from abroad who made the celebration a very colorful one.
“In fact my people have done well for supporting this year’s festival and most especially the management of Rampora Beach Resort of Ezinlibo, not also forgetting about the media, God bless them all”, the Chief acknowledged.
He appealed to inhabitants of the area to use the festival to unite towards fostering the rapid development of the community.
Nana Blay expressed worry about the falling standards of education in the area and attributed it to lack of parental control and copying of certain lifestyle by the youth.
“In fact parents in my community are not supporting their children to attend school at all upon the government’s provision of School Feeding Program, majority of these children are going to school at all and I am worried”, he stressed.
He said a Community Educational Taskforce is going to be established to ensure children take their education serious and to punish any child who will fail to go to school.
He admonished parents not to lavish money on expensive funerals to the detriment of their children’s education and their developmental needs.
The Chief also advised youth in the area to commit themselves to their education and take advantage of emerging opportunities in the area.
“Today if you don’t go to school to acquire knowledge, you will not get proper work to do. Very soon Ezinlibo community will see governmental projects and if you joke with your education, you will not be engaged and I will this occasion to appeal to the youth if possible attend Technical and Vocational Schools”, he cautioned.
He said the youth should not concentrate much on fishing but rather, focus on education for a secure and brighter future.
He also expressed worry about the rampant littering in the community.
The bemoans the dwindling of communal spirit in the area particularly by some elders of the town who were not contributing their quota towards the rapid development of the community.
Nana Kolora IV used the occasion to appeal to all indigenes of Ezinlibo both home and abroad to contribute towards the developmental agenda of the community.
The week-long celebration which was under the theme, “Let Us Stay United To Help Develop Ezinlibo”, was marked with activities such as clan gala competition, general clean-up exercise, health walk, quiz competition for Primary and JHS students, talented kids show, volleyball competition, rap show, picnic, street jams, fundraising.
The annual festival was finally climaxed by a beach party which billed the local artists to entertain the locals on Sunday, April 21, 2049.
It is celebrated in every Easter to raise funds for developmental projects.
During this year’s celebration, the community raised funds for the construction of a Community Market.