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The Sompahene of Manso Nkwanta Traditional Area, Nana Oppong Mensah Aborampah, has advised the youth to desist from drug abuse and temptation for quick money.

He rather wants them to focus on their education and contribute meaningfully to the development of the area.

With most of the youth in the Amansie area earning a livelihood from illegal mining popularly referred to as galamsey, the newly installed Sompahene said steps will soon be taken to provide educational and employment opportunities in the area.

“There is no single teacher training college or nursing training in the entire Amansie West and South. This makes it difficult for the youth in this area who desire to pursue such courses, and most of them end up at galamsey sites. We will work with the relevant agencies to establish such institutions. Also, job opportunities would be created for the youth in this area,” he indicated.

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Nana Mensah Aborampah also advised the youth to distance themselves from drugs and illegal activities that will bring them quick wealth.

The 61-year-old former chief director of the office of the Head of local government service was installed as Sompahene for his contribution to the development of Manso Nkwanta Traditional Area.

Paramount chief of Manso Nkwanta, Nana Bi Kusi Appiah, tasked the Sompahene to help the area develop more.

Nana Bi Kusi Appiah is paramount chief of Manso Nkwanta Traditional Area

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