Kotoku Zongo Chief Urges Youth Against Election Violence

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The newly installed Adjen Kotoku Zongo Chief in the Ga- West Municipality, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim has appealed to the Zongo youth to stay away from electioneering violence especially during elections 2020.

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He noted that when it gets to election year, politicians go to engage the youth from the Zongo’s across the country to create elections violence, citing the incident at the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election last year.

Speaking to Ghanaian Voice in Accra few days after his installation, Chief Umar indicated his interest in peaceful Co-existence with the traditional rulers and other tribal chiefs in the Adjen Kotoku and its adjoining communities.

He explained that Adjen Kotoku Zongo is made up of both Christians and Moslims as well as different tribes, Moshie, Zeberimah people, especially the Ewes and the Ga’s who are the custodian of the land installed him as the Zongo Chief.

As a peace maker and a chief, he stated it behooves upon him to ensure he and his subjects live in harmony with all others for the seek of development of the Kotoku community like other places.

Chief Umar was born and bread and schooled in Kotoku when his father, Alhaji Ibrahim came to settle there in 1930s to work with Ghana Railway Corporation.

After his middle school education he joined his father and later left to do many other jobs where he learnt driving and joined an oil company as a driver after working with other institutions.

Chief Umar hinted he declined the chieftaincy proposal when approached severally because at the time he could not have been able to combine his job with the chieftaincy affairs where his people would have needed him most.

Chief Umar’s installation was peacefully, very cordial and well attended event to the admiration of the other chiefs and the people of Adjen Kotoku and its surrounding communities.

The newly installed Adjen Kotoku Zongo Chief Umar frowns on anything activity that creates felt; hence charged the people of the area to take the issue of sanitation seriously.

He pointed out that most of the communicable diseases are caused by poor sanitation. He mentioned typhoid fever, diarrhoea, and other ilments that are caused by poor sanitary environment/surroundings.

By: Delali A. Awuyeh

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