The chiefs and people of Mepe Traditional Area in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region on Saturday enstooled Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry as a development queen of the area with the title, Mama Akuwa Ngoryisi I.

The enstoolment also witnessed the honouring of Minister of Road and Highways, Mr Joe Gidisu and some Deputy Ministers of State from the North Tongu District.

Mr Samuel Ablakwa Okudzeto, a Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Gideon Quarcoo, Deputy Minister of Communication and Alhaji Bubey Dzinadu, North Tongu District Chief Executive were given plagues and parcels.

This was at a thanksgiving service and first anniversary victory rally organized by the North Tongu Constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress.

Mama Awusi Sreku III, Paramount Queen of Mepe Traditional Area, who performed the enstoolment urged Ms Tetteh to help the area to achieve its goals and aspirations.

Togbe Kwesi Adzimah, Warlord of Mepe Traditional Area on behalf of the Traditional Council, described Mepe as peaceful but a deprived state needing the assistance of development oriented individuals.

He said lack of potable water, good road networks and sustainable economic activity were the major challenges facing the area and called for assistance from government to address such concerns.

Ms Tetteh said she felt honoured and appreciated for having been enstooled a Development Queen and said she would contribute her quota to the development of Mepe.

She urged opinion leaders in the area to identify a sustainable economic project that would bring development to the area.

Ms Tetteh said the Mepe’s expectations were in line with government’s development agenda and promised that the area would have its fair share of the national cake.

Mr Okudzeto commended the community for the recognition and reassured the people of government’s commitment to fulfill its promises to them.

He said by the end of March this year, government would provide them with tractors to encourage the youth in farming activities.

Mr Okudzeto said government was also working towards resolving water and other developmental challenges in the area and called for support from all.

He urged the young people to be confident, humble and work hard to be successful in life.

Mr Okudzeto also advised them to take risk in life but discouraged them from weaning sand at the coastal area, which he described as dangerous.

Source: GNA

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