GNPC Deputy CEO woos Krobos living abroad to support home


The Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance and Administration at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Benjamin Kweku Acolatse Esq, has charged indigenes of Yilo Krobo in the Eastern Region, who are seeking greener pastures elsewhere, to look back and contribute their quota to improve social life and infrastructural development of their home.

According to him, the government alone cannot provide social amenities in the area, stressing that “as natives both home and away, we can contribute our quota to develop the Yilo State.”

Mr. Acolatse noted that some youth in the area who obtained good grades in junior and senior high schools and want to pursue higher education are still at home because of financial constraints, stating that “we can come together and support them.

“When you get to a certain level in life, you have to contribute to developing your country and where you were born. You noticed that there are youth who obtained 7As but are still at home because there is no one to support them to pursue higher education. We need to support them,” Mr. Acolatse said when he addressed the people of Yilo Krobo during their 2nd Annual Yilo State Homecoming Summit organised by the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly.

“I am not saying don’t support the development of where you are living. What I’m saying is that whatever you are doing over there, channel some back home,” he advised.

The theme for the summit was: ‘Celebrating Our Modest Achievements’.

He stressed the need to set up an educational fund to support needy but brilliant students in the Yilo Krobo state.

As a native of the land, Mr Acolatse called for unity among Krobos and other settlers in the area.

He encouraged Krobos not to shy away from properly identifying themselves as natives of Krobo land and project the rich culture of the area wherever they find themselves.

In attendance at the summit were the Municipal Chief Executive Officer, Hon. Eric Tetteh, the Member of Parliament and the chiefs of Krobo lands.

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