The bond between Gonja and Mamprugu can never be broken – Bawumia
Dr. Mahammud Bawumia has promised to fast-track any initiative that will accelerate development on Gonjaland in the Savannah Region.
The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahammud Bawumia said the love he receives in Gonjaland confirms the bond between Gonjas and Mamprugu can never be broken and anyone who tries to break it will fail.
He promised to fast-track any initiative that will accelerate development on Gonjaland in the Savannah Region.
Veep made this known at the 45th annual Congress of the Gonjaland Youth Association in Bole during the Easter festivities.
This year's Congress was witnessed by sons and daughters of Gonjaland, key stakeholders, politicians.
On his part, the Paramount Chief of Bole traditional area, Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso (l) appealed to the Vice President and all stakeholders involved to help create new districts out of Bole and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Districts to help bridge the gap between the people and government in terms of rural development.
He emphasized that the Bole District Assembly is one of the largest in the Savannah Region in terms of landmark, population, and socio-economic activities.
Bolewura spoke about the issue of rosewood harvesting and charcoal burning in his traditional area and needs the support of government officials and other stakeholders involved to protect the forest in the area.
He bemoaned how the shea trees are also under attack for some time now which he made an appeal to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Lawyer Samuel Abu Jinapor (MP) to help stop the menace.
The Congress brought together sons and daughters from both home and abroad. It was also witnessed by Some Sister Associations including Krachi Youth Association, Akyode Youth Association, Dagbon Youth Association, and Dagbon Making Zugo.
The National President of the Gonjaland Youth Association, Lawyer Mohammed Amin indicates that a proposal which has been put together by the Association which he said will soon be submitted to the ministry of local government to seek for some additional Districts to be carved out of the existing ones.
Lawyer Amin mentioned Central Gonja, East Gonja Municipal, Bole District, and Kintampo North amongst such proposed districts.
The President of GLYA also called on the government to set up an Agric University in the Savannah region.
"We shall work closely with our very own, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to enhance optimal use of our natural resources and as well protect our environment," he said.
The Congress is an annual platform where members come together to discuss developmental related issues.
By: Abdul Sammed Gurundari, Savannah Region