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The paramount chief of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has urged Ghanaians to contribute to the development the nation.

He says Ghanaians, especially indigenes of his paramountcy, should always remember their roots and assist in their own small ways.

Osagyefo Amoatia says people should not only make impact of where they find themselves without recourse to their starting points.

That, according to the Okyenhene, is how individuals can also make their contributions towards the development of the nation without abdicating the responsibility solely on government.

“When you go out there and succeed, don’t make a difference just where you are; come back home and make a difference too. It should not be the sole duty of Government to develop our nation.

“You can support your alma mater with infrastructure or equipment; you can support your church, or village or town in diverse ways. In whatever you do, make a positive difference,” he encouraged.

He has also urged Ghanaians to revert to adhering to the Covid-19 protocols in light of the recent surge in cases.

Osagyefo was speaking at the 2022 Ohum festival celebrated by the people of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Kyebi.

Historically, the Akyems have used the Ohum festival to thank the Almighty for blessing their land with the Birim River. During this period the sons and daughters of Okyeman use products from the lands and the river as symbols to remember the ancestors who struggled and persevered in keeping the society intact and further give pledges to continue the tradition and to keep the kingdom strong and free with prosperity and peace during the festival.

By Felix Anim-Appau||Ghana