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Jirapa Naa urges chiefs to make FCUBE Programme work


2010-12-30 22:21:27
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The Paramount Chief of the Jirapa Traditional Area, Naa (Sir) Ansoleh Ganaa II has called on Chiefs to help make the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (BECE) programme work in their areas of jurisdiction.

He said it was disappointing to see more children of school going age still roaming the streets and called on chiefs to show concern by ensuring that they worked hand-in-hand with metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies as well as educational authorities to get all such children enrol in school.


Naa Ganaa, who is also a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), made the call at this year’s “Mifele” (new millet) Festival of the chiefs and people of the Lambussie Traditional Area.

The “Mifele” Festival is an annual event celebrated by the people to thank God and their ancestors for giving them good harvest during the season.

Naa Ganaa noted that nothing good would be made of those children if the chiefs and district assemblies did not combine efforts and enrol them in school to make them assets for the nation.

He said in the colonial era chiefs were those who mobilised children from their communities to educational institutions and urged them not to renege on that laudable role of theirs.

The Jirapa Naa also appealed to chiefs and other traditional authorities in the northern sector about the looming desert conditions, which was affecting the livelihoods of the people.

He therefore urged them to adopt conservation measures to replenish the degraded environment by avoiding the annual bush burning, indiscriminate felling of trees for charcoal and the poisoning of water sources with chemicals.

Naa Ganaa called for the acceptance of modern farming practices and avoid the burning of trees on farm lands since that practice had also contributed to the climate change that was being experienced in recent times.

The Upper West Regional Director of Centre for National Culture, Mr Mark M.N. Dagbee suggested that political and traditional authorities arranged friendship reciprocal visits to colleagues in other regions to help unite the people as well as build mutual trust among community members.

He appealed to the political and traditional authorities in the region to consider the formation of a regional traditional platform similar to that of the “Ade Kesse” of the Ashantis, Kwahus and Akyems to promote unity and cultural diversity among the people.

source: ghanadistricts.com

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