Nene Kanor Atiapa III, Mankralo and Acting Chief of Ningo Traditional Area has asked Ghanaians not to relegate the threat of HIV and AIDS in view of the dread for the Ebola Virus Disease.
He said the HIV and AIDS was still a serious threat and urged the youth to be conscious of their sexual lifestyles to avoid contracting the diseases.
Nene Atiapa gave the advice in his New Year Message to his people, on Wednesday.
He said a cure had yet not been found for the HIV and AIDS, therefore, the youth should not engage in activities, which would ruin their future.
On their domestic issues, the Acting Chief said their demand for a district status for Ningo was a loud call from the people and they still maintained that position because some towns which were smaller than Ningo had attained district status.
Nene Atiapa appealed to the citizens of the area who had civil cases in court to withdraw them for the Traditional Council to settle them, explaining that this would them save money to look after their children’s education.
He called on the unscrupulous people who were grabbing stool and family lands in the area to put a stop to it, saying that: “People must do the right things and always be truthful and shun lies.”
He urged the members of the Traditional Council to be humble and serve the people with humility.
Nene Atiapa said 2014 had been a challenging year but gave the encouragement that Ghanaians should not lose hope in the coming year, and wished them progress in the New Year. GNA