Support Chiefs in maintaining peace- Abu
Story: George Folley, Donwine
THE District Chief Executive (DCE) for Lawra in the Upper West Region, Mr. Samson Abu, has appealed to the youth in the area to support their chiefs to maintain peace in the area.
He said that was the only to ensure the socio-economic development of the district.
“I therefore, implore you to direct your energy, time and other naturally endowed resources towards productive ventures and eschew all negative acts that have the tendency to ruin your lives,” he stressed.
Mr. Abu made the call at separate ceremonies to outdoor Naa Thaddeus Laasa Duuru V and Naa Konogo Kuukao II, the newly enskinned chiefs of Monyupelle and Donewine, respectively, all in the Lawra District.
He commended the paramount chiefs of the Nanadom and Lawra Traditional Areas, Naa Puore Puobe Chirr VII, and Naa Puowele Karbo III for their excellent counseling and guidance in the processes that led to the peaceful enskinment of the two chiefs.
He expressed the hope that the two paramount chiefs would continue to cooperate with the Lawra District Assembly to deliver on its plans for the benefit of the people in the district.
Mr. Abu said this year would see a number of development projects to improve the lives of the people, stressing that education, health, agriculture, water and sanitation would still remain high on the agenda of the district.
Touching on the deadly Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM) disease which often broke out in the dry season, the DCE was happy that the Ministry of Health had already started putting measures in place to combat any outbreak.
“I will, however, wish to appeal to all of you to start talking some precautionary measures to prevent the disease. Let, us avoid over-crowding and sleep in open or airy places when the warm season starts,” he stressed.
Mr. Abu encouraged the newly enskinned chiefs to be prepared to serve the people and be fair and firm in all dealings with their subjects in order to ensure peace and accelerated development in their traditional areas.
*Source: Daily Graphic Page: 42 Monday, January 31, 2011