Saturday, February 7, 2015

Traditional Rulers in Northern Region Hail Local Govt Minister

Julius Debrah

Chiefs in the Northern Region have hailed the Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Julius Debrah for the introduction of the National Sanitation Day meant to revive the lost communal spirit that used to exist among most Ghanaians and to rid the country of filth. 

The Chiefs are of the strong belief that the National Sanitation Day which comes off every first Saturday of every month would not only beautify the various communities but would also reduce or eliminate the spread of cholera, diarrhea, typhoid and malaria among other commonest diseases in the country.

Most of the Chiefs including the President of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs also the Overlord of Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri expressed their appreciation and support to the Mr. Julius Debrah for availing himself as one of the best, committed and hardworking Local Government Ministers Ghana had ever had. 

The Nayiri recounted the revolutionary days of the Former Head of State, Ft Lt Jerry John Rawlings whom he said brought discipline and sanity in Ghana when everybody in Ghana he said became conscious of his or role as a citizen.

The Overlord who showered a lot of blessings on Mr. Debrah and the ruling government for the ongoing construction of the Walewale-Gambaga-Nalerigu road, the Walewale-Wungu road, the Fufulso-Damongo-Sawla road, the Eastern Corridor roads and many other roads in the region, declared his personal support and that of all the chiefs in the Northern Region to the government in the implementation of the sanitation and other development initiatives.

The King also praised the government for the various educational infrastructures being spread across the Mamprusi areas including the 50 bed capacity ward at the Baptist Medical Centre at Nalerigu, the establishment of the Gambaga College of Education, the Nalerigu Health Assistants Training School and the construction of a completely new campus for the Gambaga Girls Senior High School. 

Debrah in hand shake with Nayiri while Alhaji Limuna looks on
The Local Government and Rural Development Minister who was led by the Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Lemuna and the District Chief Executive for East Mamprusi, Adam Imoro allocated five (5) boreholes to the Nayiri to sit them at any community of his choice and also donated to the Chief 200 litter bins for the promotion of sanitation in the area. 

Mr. Debrah also inspected the already 800 bed capacity dormitory block and 1500 capacity dining hall complex (80% complete) at the Gambaga Girls Senior High. The School which has a population of almost 900 is faced with water problem and places of convenience which compels the students to defecate in the bushes around the school. But Mr. Julius Debrah promised to construct two separate bio-fill toilets and two boreholes. 

He also paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the Wungu Traditional Area, Wungu Naba Alhaji Saaka Sulemana where he made similar donations of litter bins and promised to construct some boreholes in the area for the people. 

The Chiefs commended the Minister for leading the sanitation crusade and made a passionate appeal for a District Chief Executive for the West Mamprusi District which has been without an administrative head for some time now due to the failure of the assembly members to confirm the President’s nominee.    

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