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The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori-Panin, has called for the punishment of fathers who shirked their responsibilities of educating and caring for their children.

He observed that the situation where father's left all responsibilities of childcare to mothers affected access to quality education by many children.

The Okyenhene said to ensure quality education for all, stakeholders must be made to play their roles, especially the fathers.

This is because the burden of providing food, clothing and shelter could not be handled by mothers alone, he added.

Speaking at the grand durbar to mark the 10th Anniversary of his enstoolment at Kyebi on Saturday, Osagyefuo Ofori-Panin said for the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) to be realized, measures to bring all on board must be adopted.

The Okyenhene said many things were going wrong in society because of the high rate of uneducated persons and added that all over the world education was the pillar in development.

He appealed to the people to do away with selfishness and party inclinations which, he noted, had played down communalism adding that they should rather support the development of the nation.

The Okyenhene said the awards presented to the 15 sons and daughters of Akyem Abuakwa by the Traditional Council was in recognition of their exemplary life and hard work towards national development and that was worthy of emulation.

The 15 awardees included Sister Miguela Keller of the St Dominic Hospital in Akwatia, Alhaji Mustapha Boateng of Chocho Industries, Mr Fred Ohene Kena, a former diplomat, Professor Robert Addo-Fenning, an Educationist, Lieutenant General Joseph Boakye-Danquah, former Chief of Defence Staff, Ms Justice Rose Owusu, a Supreme Court Judge, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta of Data Bank and Mr John Maxwell Addo, a businessman.

The rest were Mr Prince Kofi Amoabeng of UTI, Nana Awuah Darko Ampem of Vanguard Assurance, Dr John Koranteng Aboagye, Medical Practitioner, Prof Kankam Twum Barimah, an Educationist, Prof. Yaw Asirifi, a Medical Practitioner and Dr Kofi Kesse Maafo, retired Police Officer.
Source: GNA

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