Rich men in Ghana are selfish; Says Chief of Kitase
The Chief of Kitase in the Akuapem South Municipality of the Eastern Region, Nana Kwesi Ankrah III, has described rich men, particularly those who have acquired properties in his traditional area, as selfish.
The Chief, who is known in private life as Benjamin Nii Amanor Cofie, stressed that despite the fact that his traditional area can boast of relatively all the rich men and women in the country, the development of the area is difficult to come by.
Mentioning personalities like ex-President J.A. Kufuor, Aki-Ola, former Vice President Mr. Amissah-Arthur among others, he did not see why these individuals would not contribute their widow’s mite towards the development of the area.
The 84 year old Chief is of the view that the development of the Akuapem Twi-speaking community, which is located about 35 kilometres North East of Accra along the Accra-Aburi road, would be the talk of the country if these individuals decide to help.
He has, therefore, called on residents both home and abroad, and all living in the area, to contribute their widow’s mite towards the holistic development of the area, since that is the only sure way of how far the community would go.
Speaking in an interview with The Chronicle during activities marking this year’s Odwira Festival, Nana Ankrah III encouraged the residents to join their development ideas to ensure that Kitase becomes an enviable community to live in.
Kitase, which has majority of its residents being small-scale farmers and small-scale businesses usually trading in foodstuffs, has been greeted with pockets of tension emanating from a chieftaincy dispute.
Touching on lands and the springing up of structures within the Peduase enclave, the Kitase Chief warned private developers to exercise all diligence in their efforts to get land in the area, in order not to fall into the hands of wrong people.