Nana Mbiah I, Mponoahene of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area in the Eastern Region, has urged chiefs to release land to investors for the establishment of industries in their areas to create job opportunities for the people.
Speaking at this year’s Akwasidae Festival celebration by the chiefs and people of Apapam on Sunday, Nana Mbiah said the provision of land for job creation would facilitate development in the areas.
He noted that the vast stretches of land along the Densu River’s boundaries with Adoagyiri and Akuapem, could be put to meaningful use for the benefit of the people.
Nana Mbiah asked the people of the Adoagyiri and Akyem Abuakwa to resolve to settle all misunderstandings between them and unite in order to bring development to the area.
He urged land developers who had acquired land in the area to contact him (the Mponoahene) for proper documentation to enable them to develop their plots without any confrontation from any quarters.
He called on the youth to avoid all social vices that would ruin their future and warned those engaged in illegal sand-winning on Akyem Abuakwa lands to stop the practice to save the area from further environmental degradation.