A former Vice-Chancellor of University of Education Winneba(UEW), Professor Josephus Anamuah-Mensah has stressed the need for the rich history of Oguaaman to be taught in Cape Coast Schools as well set up a museum for schools children in the area.
This he explained , would help the children within Cape Coast to be abreast with the history of the town.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Association of Concerned
of Cape Coast Citizens and Residents (ACCCCAR) which he is an associate member,
he expressed disappointment in the current status of the area.
The Association came into being as a result of divine
revelation received by Prophet Victor Quarm, General Overseer of Divine Heaven
Gate Church International in 2009 and came to pass in a prophecy on 12th
October, 2019 in his church while earnestly preparing for an outreach ministry
In view of this, Prof Anamuah Mensah willing to work
tirelessly with his team to redeem the image of Cape Coast and make the place a
world class education hub in Africa started promoting innovative teaching
He therefore gave a brief history about Cape Coast where
capital of the Gold Coast was a bustling
fishing community and anchorage, a busy trading centre and trading route, the
education and training oasis, a centre for intellectual discourse among the
elite in the society and the place many people dreamt to be.
Prof Anamuah Mensah who was born in Cape Coast to fisherman
father and fishmonger mother observed that the area has moved from a vibrant
fishing industry to one that is broken and does not provide sustainable
livelihood for residents and cities.
“Even the Fosu lagoon which used to produce
mouth-watering tilapia and crabs has been engulfed with pollutants making it a
health hazard” he added.
According to him, Cape Coast have lost the spirit of
patriotism that made our forebears sacrifice their lives for Oguaaman and the
Prof Anamuah Mensah cited that the spirit of communism has
given way to individualism as a result local governance systems don’t seem to
worry and the perception of corruption is high.
The Paramount Chief of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi
Atta II who is also a member of the Association lauded the group for the
brilliant to change the phase of Cape Coast.
He said wonders will happen in Cape Coast this year since Oguaa Traditional Council rally behind Association of Concerned Cape Coast Citizens and Residents to bring development to the town.
Osabarima Kwesi Atta therefore called on Cape Coasters to change their attitude and mindset that leads to the rekindling and strengthening of values of self-reliance, solidarity, hard work, selflessness and collective prosperity.
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The General Secretary of the Association, Mr. George Justice
Arthur who added his voice said the association is to seek to proactively
partner the Metropolitan Assembly, Traditional Council and other public service
institutions to deliver quality living conditions for the people who live and
work in Cape Coast and its surrounding communities to build a more productive