Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Sunday 25th
November, 2018 joined the Chiefs and people of Nandom Traditional Area to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Kakube Festival at Nandom in the Upper West Region .
It is also an occasion for the people of Nandom traditional area to renew relationships, put on display their rich culture and traditions and preserve them for future generations.
Speaking on the theme for the festival, “Quality Education and Cultural Integration: Pre-Requisite For National Development”, Vice President Bawumia indicated that Government was committed to providing holistic national development, as well as enhanced access to, and quality education for, the people of Ghana, through the implementation of far-reaching policies and programmes.
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“Quality education and good cultural upbringing require leadership commitment. Our President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is walking the talk. Through the government’s Agenda for jobs programme, the government is implementing quality economic and social development policies.”
According to Vice President Bawumia, implementation of these programmes started, among others, with Free Senior High School (FSHS) in 2017.
“With the implementation of Free SHS, 90,000 of our brothers and sisters who would otherwise have been at home gained access to Senior High School education. This year, 180,000 more have gained admission to SHS. That is a total of 270,000 teenagers who would otherwise not have gained access to education in just two years. These are teenagers who want to go to school rather than be selling on the
Other programmes, such as Planting for Food and Jobs, which has led to self-sufficiency in maize for Ghana as well as the provision of subsidized fertilizer and improved seeds for farming; and the provision of essential infrastructure to address sanitation and water supply needs through the Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction Programme (IPEP) are also ongoing.
The Vice President, who was Special Guest of Honour, commended the sons and daughters of Nandom for the peace the traditional area continues to
Vice President Bawumia also commended Naa (Dr) Puo-
“I was here last year at the celebration and was the Guest of Honour. This year, you have given me the same opportunity to celebrate with you. I am most honoured, delighted and grateful.
“I wish to congratulate you
The Paramount Chief of
He also commended
The One Village One Dam programme, he said, would be a welcome relief and provide
Earlier in the day, Vice President inspected ongoing works on the