Barima Twereku Ampim III, the Paramount Chief of Ntotroso Traditional Area, says the effective support of government’s efforts by traditional and religious leaders was key to the rapid development of the country.
“Government alone cannot do everything to transform the nation, the contribution of every Ghanaian is therefore essential and that can best be achieved through the vigorous and continuous involvement of traditional and religious leaders,” he said.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday at Ntotroso in the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo Region, Barima Ampim III, said every Ghanaian living in the jurisdiction of a traditional authority might be a member of a particular religion.
He said that consequently made the role of traditional and religious leaders important in promoting unity for peaceful coexistence and cohesion for national development.
According to Barima Ampim III, traditional and religious leaders, have high regard and utmost respect among the people.
On that basis, he said they could help people to think about national peace and progress and to avoid participating in unlawful activities that could derail national progress.
He said traditional leaders must strengthen their roles in support of the government’s fight against illegal mining and chainsaw operation to protect the environment.
Barima Ampim III appealed to religious leaders to campaign against moral degeneration in the society to guarantee the country responsible future leaders.