The Paramount Chief of the Busunu Traditional Area of Gonja Busunuwura Monasa Jonokpowu (II) has placed a ban on group hunting on his Traditional area effective Wednesday 11th March, 2020.

Speaking to some communal hunters who arrested and escorted to his palace on Friday 13th March, 2020 the Youth of Busunu the Busunuwura said his people kept complaining bitterly of the activities of these hunters which affects their livelihood

Deputy Chief of Staff and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the Damongo Constituency of the Savannah Region Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor has commissioned a 16-seater ultramodern water closet toilet for the people of Attributo a suburb of Damongo in the Savannah Regional Capital on Saturday 7th March, 2020.

Speaking at a short ceremony attended by both Constituency and Regional Executives of the NPP at Attributo, Mr Jinapor said the Attributo area is very dear to his heart since that was the area he stayed during his childhood days in Damongo.

The Upper East Region has marked this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with a call for cultural reformation to help curb violence meted against women.

Thirty vulnerable girls engaged in head porterage (kayayo) in Accra and Kumasi are to benefit from an integrated vocational and life skills training initiative to empower them to earn sustainable income and take good care of themselves.

Kuoro Abu Diaka Sukabe Ninia V, the Paramount Chief of the Zini Traditional Area, has declared zero tolerance for child marriage and gender-based violence against women, a situation that was widespread within communities in his area.

He described those cultural practices and many others as bad and militated against development of communities in the 21st Century where assaults against women and teen marriage had no place.

Kuoro Ninia V gave the declaration during the 8th “Buwaala Kelwie” Festival celebration of the Chiefs and people of Zini Traditional Area in the Sissala West District of Upper West (UW) Region.

He asked all chiefs in the Traditional Area to comply with the declaration and ensure that those found culpable of the acts were dealt with according to the dictates of the law and enjoined the chiefs to consider enskinning Queen Mothers in their jurisdictions to meet the new chieftaincy regulation requirements. The festivity was on the topic: “Consolidating peace, unity and development through culture: the role of stakeholders.”

Kuoro Ninia V noted that the theme provided the opportunity to consolidate and reflect on gains made from previous celebrations and to help shape social and economic aspirations of the people.

It also reinforced identity of the people by influencing peaceful actions for mutual relationship that bonded people of the Traditional Area.

Mr Mohammed Zackaria Bakor, the District Chief Executive (DCE), commended the people for instituting and sustaining the festival that had helped in promoting peace and development and said government was committed to continue to provide a peaceful and stable environment for law abiding citizens to go about their lawful activities.

He however added that the state would require full cooperation of the chiefs and community members to maintain peace and order. One of the greatest threats to national security and development was youth unemployment, he said, and urged the youth to take advantage of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) to better their lots.

Mr Bakor listed projects being undertaken by the Assembly as the construction of a police post at Zini, completion of 3-unit classroom block at Niator, extension of electricity to Sangbaka and Bagbino, construction of Bullu-Sangbaka-Gbal feeder road and construction of dams at Gumo and Puzene under the “one-village-one-dam” initiative.

source: ghanaweb.com

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