The chiefs and people of the Buwa Traditional council have registered their displeasure on the actions and inactions of the current government not showing signs of completing the only Senior High School in the area which was started by the previous government to enable their children access Secondary Education at the comfort of their area .
The Buwa kingdom is made up of about twenty communities all under Zini as the seat of the traditional council. The Buwa kingdom is located in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The Buwa traditional council or paramountcy which seems to be the largest paramountcy in the whole of Upper West Region celebrated their 9th edition of the Buwa Keliwie festival. The event took place on 27th April, 2019 at the forecourt of the Zini Chief’s palace.
This year’s celebration was on the theme ‘’Restoring our Values for Peace and Development’’.
The event saw in attendance, chiefs from different traditional areas and districts, dancing groups, financial institutions sponsoring them (Tumu Credit Union and Sisaala Rural Bank), sons and daughters from afar, media, politicians from the opposition party. There was no single government appointee present at the event allegedly with reasons well-orchestrated by an alarmist.
According to the paramount chief of the Buwa kingdom Kuoro Abu Diaka Sukabe Ninia (V), this year’s theme was purposefully chosen in the light of continuous depreciation in the values we hold as people.
Paramount chief of the Buwa kingdom and president of the Buwa traditional council Kuoro Abu Diaka Sukabe Ninia (V) addressing the gathering at this year’s Buwa Keliwie festival of the Buwa kngdom in Zini, did lamented on behalf of his kingdom, on how accessing secondary education has being very challenging to their children with cognizance to their geographical location and deprived nature of the area which seemingly put them to the disadvantaged. The resultant effects amongst others he said is school drop- out among teeming youth. The Chief made reference to the uncompleted E-block community Day Senior High School project started by the previous government and the current government’s reluctance in continuing the project which is about 60% completed.
Kuoro Abu Diaka Sukabe Ninia (V) bemoaned the moral decay that has permeated into the social fabric thereby resulting in dishonesty, deceit, lies and corruption with its consequences on the current and future generation. He further intoned that, opportunities such as are not only for appreciating government’s achievements but for the people to evaluate and reprioritize, share with stakeholders what is emergently required as a traditional area.
Also regrettably mentioned was, was seemingly annual ritual of calling on government to link up roads within the kingdom and fill up newly constructed bridges which have claims human lives so far and stand to pose more danger come rainy season.
The chief and his people made a passionate appeal to government to upgrade the zini health centre into a polyclinic as it would serve as a referral centre to the numerous communities situated within the kingdom.
An appeal was also made to telecommunication outfits in Ghana and the government to connect the area with telephone communication network as they seem to in a different world. This he emphasized has affected them in the area of health, education and security as armed robbery activities take place more than many hours without any hint to security agencies.
A call was made to the Sisaala West assembly to as a matter of urgency put the police post as the area has being plagued with security challenges and proximity far from the District capital.
There was a plea also to the District assembly to expedite action on the ten seater KVIP latrine and the mechanization of the borehole attached. This he said will help curb open defecation in the area.
Kuoro Abu Diaka Sukabe (V) concluded his welcome address by inviting investors and non-governmental organizations to come partner with them in the development of the area. He pledged their unflinching support to implement any sustainable projects by any development organization any field worthy exploring.