The Chief of the Opah Traditional Authority in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra region, Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, has reiterated his commitment to continue to undertake development projects that will improve the living standards of his people.
He said as a Chief, he will not allow himself to be disrupted from developing the Opah community and will put in place measures to complement the efforts by the government.
Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, was addressing residents of the area at a Town Hall meeting in Opah of recent happenings in the community.
Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, noted that he will not relent in his effort in maintaining law and order in the town.
Our reporter Paul Mamattah who was at the Town Hall meeting reports that the Opah Chief also addressed alleged case of his arrest by the Ghana Police Service for shooting.
It would be recall that on August 22, 2019 there was publications in sections of the print media in which a 30 year old man, who was arrested by the Ghana Police Service for violent, land guard activities and attempted murder was erroneously describes as Opah Chief.
Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, dismissed allegations in the Newspaper Publications which claimed that the Chief of Opah was arrested.
He emphatically stated that the suspect Bezeleel Zola, alias Nii Ayitey Anumle Oyanka I, a resident of Dodoo Obliman a nearby village is not the Chief of Opah as indicated in the said publication.
Touching on other issues, Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, reiterated the importance of GaDangme citizens to make conscious efforts to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the GaDangme state.
He said the influx of foreign cultures into the Greater Accra region is gradually eroding the rich culture of the people and steps must be taken to reverse the trend.
Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, emphasized the need for GaDangmes to speak their language, cherish their culture, as well as take steps to teach their children GaDangme culture values to enable them live within the tenets of the GaDangme culture.
Touching on sanitation, Nii Opah said since cleanliness is next to “Godliness” it behoves all to be sanitation conscious by cleaning their immediate surroundings to help reduce communicable diseases in the community.
Nii Ayitey Okuansuro I, called on all citizens of Opah both in and outside Ghana to support him and his elders to help build the community and make it a better place for current and future generations.
The Noryaa Mantse of Opah, Nii Odartei Okasa I, assured the people of Opah for the promise made to residents by building a Police station for the community to ward off criminal activities by miscreants in the area.
He urged residents especially the youth to be obedient and respectful to achieve the desired level of excellence.
Nii Odartei Okasa I, also urged the youth to desist from unhealthy tendencies which can incite people to undermine the peace of the town and the country as a whole.
The Noyaa Mantse also cautioned motorcycle operators for commercial purposes, popularly known as “Okada” to be mindful of their operations especially motor riders who ignore the use of crash helmets putting their lives and that of the passengers in danger. This he said is not only dangerous but also illegal in the country.
Nii Odartei Okasa I, advised motor riders to use approved crash helmets and reflective vests to make them visible on the road, especially at night as well as to avoid accident.
By: Paul Mamattah