Kofi Adoma Nwanwani of Multimedia fame has called on the residents of Berekum to prioritize the development of Berekum over partisan and traditional differences.

Speaking at the inaugural  and fundraising ceremony of the Berekumman Citizens Association on Sunday, the prolific award winning journalist underscored the need for communal and social groups in a community which should galvanize every resident to support the overall agenda of the association.

"Political and traditional leaders will emerge and fall but our town will always be there. We Should therefore endeavor to contribute our qouta in support of every project of this group, being it financial, spiritual or physical" he observed.

Touching on the antics of politicians "the politicians will always toast us with promises and excuses, that is their ritual. However we can't sit aloof and watch  them without anything done. We have to therefore rise above those cock and bull stories and change the paradigm. When they are aware we have taken the lead they will be enticed to replicate such blueprints" Nana Nkratuorhene I remarked as he supported the event with GHS1000.

The event drew thousands of Berekum indegines near and far to witness the historic event and raise funds towards the building of a community hospital for the good people of Berekum.

In the absence of Berekummanhene, Daasebre Dr. Amankona Diawuo II was his Werempehene Osaabarima Amankona Diawuo the divisional chief for Kato.

Speaking at the event, he promised the relentless support of the traditional council to the association and the total development of the Berekum township.

"The association has our total support and we are ready to assist you impelement all the major developmental projects you want to embark on" he noted.

The founder of the association, Evangelist Paul Osei Agyemang in his speech cited the the poor road network system, dilapidated school buildings, poor water source for rural communities, breakdown of moral values among the youth and absence of accountability and probity from government officials as the engineering factors which led to the formation of the association.

"After discussions with some of my colleagues in the diaspora we decided to pool resources together to organize ourselves to come and salvage the situation. Berekum in the 80s and early 90s was a pride to boast of but not anymore. Full of aparthy and irresponsibility among the political leadership, lack of self-consciousness among our youth, traditional power wrangling among others have really derailed our development therefore we needed to take the way for our leaders to emulate" Agyapasei revealed.

The inauguration was preceded by a beast cancer screening by the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences(UCCSMS) where 240 women were screened to determine the presence or otherwise of the disease.

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