Growing Demand For Fand Poses Security Threat
2008-06-09 20:54:51This article has been read 790 times.The Talensi-Nabdam District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Anaba Anabila, has noted that the growing demand for land, by the people for various activities, posed a security problem in the district.
He consequently called on the Lands Commission, Town and Country Planning Department and the Survey Department, to support the assembly, to properly demarcate the boundaries and areas in the district, to forestall future conflicts.
Expressing the concern at the district’s People’s Assembly, recently held at Tongo, Mr. Anabila indicated the assembly’s preparedness to collaborate with those departments, to carry out that noble assignment.
He was hopeful that the chiefs, and people of the district, would cooperate with the assembly, and the various agencies, involved in undertaking such an important exercise, when the time was due.
The DCE highlighted the policies and achievements, chalked under the NPP government’s administration, for the period under review, as well as the challenges that affected development in the district, and also spelt out the way forward for the district.
Mr. Anabila, as well as the chiefs and the people of the district, equally expressed worry over the delay of the kickoff of the National Health Insurance Scheme in the district, in spite of the necessary structures put in place, for the commencement of the scheme.
As an autonomous district, the people could not fathom why they should still register under the Bolgatanga Municipal NHIS, and therefore called on the NHIS Secretariat to, as a matter of importance ensure that the scheme took off, without further delay.
Preaching the usual message of peace, the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Alhassan Samari, indicated that the Bawku communal conflict, was taking a heavier toll on the development of, not only the conflict zone, but the region as a whole.
He, therefore, repeated the call on the feuding factions, to endeavour to bury their differences, reminding the people that peace and tolerance were prerequisite for development, and urged the people to continue praying for peace in the region.