Ghana

Nayagenia community in UE/R hold maiden homecoming

 A development analyst , Lawrence Anuseh, has implored youth leaders, traditional leaders and other stakeholders in Nayagenia, a suburb of the Kassena-Nankana Municipality, to show strong enthusiasm in the develop­ment of the community.

He said the community had produced lots of responsible men and women who were wielding the mantle of leadership in key positions in the country, and it was only proper they contributed their quota to surmount the dire development challenges facing the community.

Speaking at a maiden homecoming ceremony held at Nayagenia in the Upper East Region over the weekend, said youth unemployment, poor living conditions of the people, especially the women, inad­equate education infrastructure among other developmental ills were dragging the community backward.

The huge deficit in infrastructure devel­opment, particularly some basic schools, he observed, called for an all-out effort to tackle the phenomenon.

Mr Anuseh who doubles as the President for the Nayagenia Development Associ­ation (NDA) indicated that all indigenes of Nayagenia must endeavour to work diligently to put the community on the map of Ghana,” and the homecoming activities birthed certain development programmes and enhanced our social status delivered the Nayagenia Jeiro concept.

“The NJ 2023 therefore aims to highlight our common identity, socialise, interact, have fun, work together in the pursuit of our common developmental needs and develop interventions for the progress and well-being of our community,” he remarked.

As part of its vision, he said the associa­tion had initiated plans to partner govern­ment and others to undertake projects, such as; the expansion of the Tono water project to all sections of the community, lead the renovation of the Junior High School, and engage relevant stakeholders to desilt the community dams.

He also hinted expansion and rejuvenat­ing of the community health centre and re­purposing the long-standing library project to meet the current needs of the commu­nity as part of the association’s priorities to be aggressively pursued.

According to Mr Anuseh, the association would liaise with the non-for-profit making institutions to tackle the issue of substance abuse among the young adults, female child education problem, stressing “we have shared our vision to unite and develop our community, we call on all stakeholders, in­cluding entities, NGOs, public institutions and all well-wishers to support us build the capacity of women.”

On his part, the Durbar Committee Chairman, Mr John Pwamang, said the occasion was targeted at bringing togeth­er the chiefs, youth groups, women-far and near-to reignite the communal spirit toward the advancement of the interest of the community.

The former Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated that “this durbar will serve as an avenue to highlight the need to work together in peace and unison in the pursuit of our common development.”

Themed: ‘Unity and Development Festi­val,’ the durbar was organised to strengthen the bond among the chiefs and people to work collectively to attain the aspirations of the community, Mr Pwamang added.

 FROM FRANCIS DABRE DABANG, NAYAGENIA