The La Mantse, Nii Dr Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, paramount chief of La, has asked the government to facilitate the setting up of a factory in the La Dadekotopon Municipality as promised under the 0ne-District-One-Factory project.
Nii Dr. Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III who made this call at the La Homowo Durbar on Saturday, 17th November, 2018 said, “Our township is patiently waiting for its share of the One District One Factory project to employ some of our youth”.
The durbar, which also marked the 30th anniversary of his installation as La Mantse is under the theme “Celebrating 30 years of relative peace and stability”.
He extolled the government for introducing the Free SHS Policy which has given children from under privileged homes admission to secondary education and urged all La citizens to take advantage of the Government Free S. H. S. policy to help educate their wards to become proficient leaders in future.
He asked that, as they reflect on the theme of this year’s Homowo celebration, “There is the need to remind ourselves that it is not by our might, nor by our power, nor by our authority as traditional rulers of this beautiful township of ours. Rather, it is by the mercies of God, and divine wisdom and directions from the Almighty that has brought us this far.
” ‘Thirty Years of Relative Peace and Stability’….and so what? As critics may rightly ask. It is not an overstatement to indicate that. These three decades of peace and stability have been immensely beneficial, not only to the people of our great ancient La Township, but also to national socio-economic development at large, He indicated.
Nii Dr. Kpobi was full of appreciation to the members of the La Traditional Council for their stanch support and co-operation for steering the affairs of the peacefully stabled and beautiful Township of La. “I also thank all citizens of La for these years of relative peace and stability under our leadership. We appreciate all the efforts of our Youth Groupings in moving our Township forward,” he added.
He was also grateful to the Almighty God for how far he has brought them and appreciated the office of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for his assured readiness to help them repossess La Lands from the Ghana Armed Forces which were wrongly, forcefully and illegally taken over by the Army.
“The journey has not been full of roses. We have had our ups and downs as a people; La Beach Resort administration issues, Trust Land administration issues behind the Ghana International Trade Fair, Court Cases, occasional differences among ourselves traditional rulers, just to mention a few are the issues that we strongly believe the Almighty God will guide us to go through.
Let us continue to forgive one another, forbear one another and to forge ahead as a united, loving, peaceful and stable township for continuous wellbeing of our people” he said.
He said as part of the 30 years anniversary Celebration, discussions are underway to bequeath the La State a befitting modernized “Library and Computer Lab Project” for the children’s education. The project is being designed to come with a mini-supermarket and a restaurant.
Nii Tettey Tsuru also announced plans to establish a teacher training college not far from the heart of the township, and expressed the hope to receive further engagement with state officials and government functionaries to have this objective realized, even for our generation yet unborn.
He noted that the La Traditional Council Members has been able to realize some achievements; however modest they may seem. Prominent among such milestones are as follows:
- Municipal Status
The development of the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly, “LaDMA” for short has created a lot of job opportunities for our people, improved the socio-economic wellbeing of the citizenry.
- Paramountcy Status
Thankfully, by God’s Grace and by Allah’s Will, the La State, through the untiring efforts of our Traditional Council and some La citizens, has been given a Paramountcy Status by the government. This attainment means a lot for township and local governance administration.
- La Traditional Council Office Edifice
Related to the Paramountcy Status has come the construction of the La Traditional Council Office building. Today, we have such an edifice where we sit in council to receive State Officials, other dignitaries, our citizens, corporate bodies, pressure groups, identifiable bodies, and all other people and individuals as part of our day to day operations and administration. We thus have our peace of mind; the benefits are enormous.
- Establishment of Community Council
Under our leadership, La Mansaammo Kpee was given parcel of land where it has constructed its office premises, the mentioned Community Clinic, and recently established Radio LATENU on the same parcel of land. These combined efforts of the Traditional Rulers and La Mansaamo Kpee have thus created a lot of employment, income, and revenue generation for the State.
- Establishment of La Presec S.H.S
The heart of the La Township has been blessed with a Senior High School- known as “La Presec”, to cater for the educational needs of our children. The instrumental role played by the Office or the La Chief and traditional authorities is written in gold in the history of the school.
- La State Contributions to National development
Undoubtedly, the La State has immensely contributed towards the socio-economic development of our country. For instance, the La State can boast of the presence of the Airport City Project with its economic benefits to the State, the International Airport, buildings accommodating top-government officials, offering space for the Military, World-class Hotels that can host international State Officials, the Legon University Project, just to mention a few.
Two other traditional authorities in the persons of Nii Yemoh Din II, La Akwashongtse and Nii Obodai Adai, La Mankralo will also be will also be installed as traditional authorities at the Durbar.