The Paramount Chief for the Zuarungu Traditional Area, Naba Belia-Maaletinga Afeghera III has called for government support to bridge the development gaps of the area. The chief also called natives of Zuarungu to contribute their quota towards the development of the community.
“We need to channel the little resources that we can also mobilize to support any government of the day to give us a development that befits us. I will also urge the people of Zuarungu and its traditional area that any government that is in power, should be supported rather than discredited. They rotate, [and] when you support a particular government the next time the government is not in power and you fail to support, you are doing yourself. We are also assuring that we will release land to support police service to construct a barracks and office accommodation to enable us to have more police personnel as it is a district capital”, he stated.
The paramount chief of Zuarungu in the Bolgatanga District of the Upper East Region said this when he met with natives of Zuarungu who are residing in Accra and its environs.
The royal visit by Naba Belia-Maaletinga Afeghera III to Accra is the first of its kind with the aim of galvanizing resources for development in the area.
Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery who graced the activity at the El-Wak Sports Stadium, commended the long-standing relationship between the Frafras and the Dagaabas. He appealed to all Ghanaians to see themselves as one by promoting ethnic tolerance.
The minister was of the view that if the relationship between the two tribes is emulated, it will further deepen the peace in the country.
“Ghana is blessed. In Ghana, we don’t have very strict hard divisions between ethnic groups. In my house, we have an Akan wife, we have a Dagomba wife and we have an Ewe wife. This country especially, we have something special we should work for. I wish to appeal to all of us to come together so that we can support our security agencies so Ghana will continue to be the most peaceful country”, he stated.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Ghana