The Dzaasetse of Kpakpatse We Royal Family of Asere, Nii Kwatei Olemla I, has called on the Government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural development to ensure that more sanitation workers are employed, especially, youth within the Ga Mashie community to tackle waste and filth in the city and its environs.
According to Nii Olemla I, it would not only help curb the sanitation problems but would create employment for the youth in the Ga Mashie locality.
These measures he believes will prevent diseases which have been a drain on the nation’s scarce resources.
Nii Kwatei Olemla I, known in private life as Mr John Quartey, Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Security, made the call during his enstoolment and outdooring as the new Dzaasetse of the Kpakpatse We Dzaase Council at the Asere Kpakpatse We in Accra over the weekend.
He also expressed worry over chieftaincy disputes within the Ga State and pledged to assist the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs in bringing peace to the region.
He appealed to all Ghanaians, especially, those residing in the capital city and its environs to respect, accommodate and tolerate the customs and traditions of the Ga-speaking people as they do in their respective communities, since every traditional area in Ghana has rules and regulations, customs, traditions and taboos that govern as well as guide them in their daily lives.
The ceremony was under the distinguished chairmanship of Nii Amarkai III, Dzaasetse and Acting Asere Mantse.
The Kpakpatse We Royal Family of Asere has for the past five years or more been without a Dzaase Council and a Dzaasetse to direct the affairs of the family and assist in the administration of the Ga Mashie community.
Thus the council of elders selected from the three Royal Households names: Kpakpa Kakadaan We, Kpakpa Fio We and Kpakpa Blofonyo We and in collaboration with the Principal head of family (Weku Nukpa), Alhaji Kasim Kwatelai Quartey enstooled Nii Kwatei Olemala I as the Dzaasetse after the performance of all customary rites in accordance with the Ga custom, traditions and usage.
The Chairman of the planning committee was Sheikh Nii Kwatei Watson-Quartey.
Source: ISD (Charles Nii Ayiku Ayiku)