From Samuel Mensah Torbizo, Kumasi
Baffuor Opoku Agyemang, the newly installed Twafohene to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osie Tutu II, has hinted of plans to extend New York scholarship grant to support the education of the needy, but brilliant children to support quality education.
Baffuor Agyemang, a senior supervisor at New York Department of Education said, granting the needy but the brilliant children scholarship benefits would complement the efforts of the country to provide education to all children of school going age to develop their hiding potentials.
He believed that when the young ones acquire education it would lead them to be gainfully employed to serve the country form insecurity.
“ Providing quality education for our youth demands huge quantum of resources which should not be left on the shoulders of the state alone ,hence I considered it very prudent to extend New York scholarship package to children whose parents are not in sound financial positions to fund the education of their wards,” he indicated.
He added, “ it is undisputed fact that most of the youth would not engaged in social vices like armed robbery, violent behavoiur and other acts the society frowns on when they are occupied with productive ventures”.
Baffuor Agyermang, disclosed that he would engage the youth in traditional community policing to patrol towns within his jurisdiction which include, Medoma, Achiase, Pasro, Adumanu, Daaban and Kyirapatre.
The Twafohene, reminded Ghanaians to vote for a party whose policies would improve their living conditions, devoid of personal attacks and rancor.
He condemned the situation where some traditional leaders, openly declare support for a particular presidential candidate.
Nana Oduro Agyarko, the Meduamhene on his part, advised the registered voters to go and check their names in the ongoing verification centres, to enable them to vote in the December polls.
The former presiding member of Kwabre East Assembly, was hopeful that Baffuor Agyemang’s qualities of accommodative, humility and honesty, would help him to do a lot to merit his new status.