Friday, October 12, 2007
UW CHIEFS ASK FOR SUPPORT FLOOD VICTIMS
By: MATTHEW AYOO, WA
The Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, has launched an appeal for the flood victims in the region to mitigate the devastating effect on agriculture and food security, roads, shelter, health and water supply.
Speaking at the ceremony here in Tuesday, the President of the Regional House of Chiefs, Kuoro Buktie Limana IV, urged non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions, agencies and the general public to donate to the disaster victims of the disaster which has great potential of a famine in the region.
Kuoro Limann, who is paramount chief of the Gwollu traditional area in the Sissala West District, expressed appreciation and gratitude to the government, development partners, religious bodies, political parties and individuals for their contributions and support so far for the affected.
Meanwhile, the chiefs have called for the payment of reparation for slave trade activities in the country, especially the north, where black African slaves were captured and exported to America and Western Europe.
Kuoro Limann urged the government, religious bodies and civil society organizations to join hands to push forward the case of the people of the north to help it pursue fruitful, its legitimate and fundamental rights.
The payment of reparation, Kuoro Limann further explained, would lead to the execution of what he termed, a Marshal Development Plan in the three northern regions to bridge the wide gap of under-development between the north and southern Ghana.
He attributed the slow rate of development of the Northern, Upper East and West regions to the impact of the slave trade and pledged the chief’s support for the advocacy of the Ghana Enslavement Reparation and Reparation Foundation for the payment of reparation.
Those who intend to donate in cash may pay into the Regional House Chiefs Special Monitoring Account No. 00111130000711 at any branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank, he said.
The Ghanaian Times Friday, October 12, 2007 Page: 11