The Overlord of Waala Traditional Area, Naa Fuseini Pelpuo IV through his Secretary has issued a statement indicating that streetlighening system within the Region is poor, he Advocated for duty bearers to address the development in order to avert aggravating rate of killings within the township.
The Overlord Commended the Regional Police Command over their proactive ways in fighting crime within the town.
“We want to use this opportunity to commend the police over their industriousness, although they lack enough logistics to operate, our streetlighening systems are also poor and that needs attention. We haven’t also been providing the Police with enough Information to Fight crime and due to that they aren’t able to speed up processes of Investigations. That not withstanding Without their efforts, what is happening would have exceeded this”.
The Upper West Regional Coordinating Council(RCC) had made provisions for 4,000 Streetlight bulbs to be procured three months ago(May) and fixed on some selected streets within Wa and Other Districts and Municipalities within the Region, some notable areas in Wa the bulbs were fixed included Kambali Electoral Area and the Wa Airstrip road, Sukpayiri Residential Area, several areas including Kunta, Bamahu, Tampaali Paani, Nakore are still in darkness. Nandom District has also installed streetlights on the Nandom-Goziiri Road.
A major economic road within the Wa East District has be left unattended to for over a decade, the road serves as a path through with food items are transported through to major markets within the Upper West Region.
The Kpalworgu Community Road is a road that has been eroded by heavy rainfall within the area, the magnitude of potholes on the road has resulted in several accidents occuring in the road. They have since called upon The District Chief Executive of the Area, Hon. Ewura Kandiah to assist in getting the road fixed.
In a statement issued by a Community Member, Issaka Mogtari, he explained:
So pathetic , this is the road leading to
kpalworgu, a community in the Wa East District of the Upper west Region, a community that is known to be one of the food baskets of the Region, infact the first Community to produce watermelon in the region and still remains the leading producer of watermelon.
This community(Kpalworgu) cannot be forgotten when the leading producing food staffs like maize, groundnuts, Soya beans etc communities are being listed.
But my question is why is it that the road leading to this community has been abandoned for soo many years without reshaping not to talk of being gravelled?
Do politicians feel proud when driving through this road for their political gains? Infact, this is a pity.
The people of kpalworgu are crying their voices out to all well wishers, philanthropist, NGO’s and the Government to come to their aid.
Presentation Brothers in the St Raphael’s Parish of Hain in the Jirapa Municipality in collaboration with misean Cara (friends of the mission) organized a maiden speech and prize giving day for Presentation R/C Junior High school to award Students, teachers, parents and officers in the Municipality.
Delivering a speech, the headmaster of the the school (Presentation R/C JHS),Brother James Dabuo Der elaborated the essence of the program which includes:
1.To award students who performed well in 2021
2.To award parents who contributed so well to the development of the school
3.To award serious and dedicated teachers and officers of the Ghana Education Service, Jirapa. Achievements:
* The headmaster stated that 3 teachers from the school have successfully completed degree course.
* The school was able to camp the 2021 BECE final year students for 3 weeks and again planning to camp the 2022 candidates as well.
* Also,2 teachers attended a workshop on sustainable development goal in Tamale.A fish pond which was initiated by a National Service personnel,Mr Moses Adoboa in 2018 had been extended to 4 ponds with the aid of some individuals.
He said the school is in dire need of an English teacher.
He made this appeal to the municipal Director of Education, Jirapa.
Addressing the gathering, the Jirapa municipal Director of Education,Mrs.Agnes Mwaawaaru thanked misean Cara for the intervention to support the girl-child education.She urged students, teachers and parents to take good care of the donations given to the girls (bicycles).
She added that, this will help curb tiredness, loss of contact hours of students staying far away.
She said, the misean Cara had done a lot in supporting educational needs in the municipality and urged parents, teachers and everyone to help the school to grow.
The girl -child education officer,Madam Sophia Jakpa,thanked misean Cara, teachers, parents especially, for allowing their children to be enrolled in the school for such a wonderful program and encouraged them to keep it up.
24 bicycles were presented to students and teachers including citations.
📌18 of the bicycles were presented to girls in the school (JHS) staying far away from the school.
📌6 of the bicycles were presented to girls in the St Raphael’s R/C primary school.
📌3 teachers were awarded a citation each.
📌4 officers were awarded a citation each as well as 1 parent for their support.
The chairman of the occasion, Amos Balaara a former assembly member of Hain electoral area,in his closing remarks said he was happy for the successful end of the program and urged that we should delete the mind set of “our girls are bad” so as to pave way for them to aspire higher.He thanked mission cara, teachers, students, officers of GES, chief, landlords and everyone for their support to make this program a memorable one.
A past Student of Kanton Senior High School located within the Sissala East Municipality has donated 50 bags of Maize to the School.
The items were received from Mr. Baluri Bukari by Management of the School in the 7th of August 2022 in the presence of some Media Men from Radford FM and Students.
Mr. Baluri Bukari is a past Student who enrolled in the School from 1987 to 1992.
“From the Facebook page of the Kanton Senior High School”Join me to thank Mr. Baluri Bukari 1987-92 year old student for donating 50 bags of maize to his Alma mater from his cooperative farm through his farm manager”.
Senior High Schools in the Upper West Region were faced with shortage of food and wrote to the government in July, CHASS, a conference of SHS Heads threatened to close down schools by 15th of July if Government does not respond to their demands.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum Responded and Assure that food will be supplied before the month of July Ends.
However Dr. Clement Apaak, MP for Builsa South Challenged the Quantity of Food Supplied stating that the quantity cannot last till end of the term.
A woman believed to be in her early thirties was, Thursday, August 04, 2022, burnt to death at Chaggu, a community in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region.
Madam Bintu met her untimely death when a room, which is believed to be store room, caught fire at about 9:00pm Thursday night.
Confirming the incident to Info Radio in an interview, the Assembly member of the Chaggu electoral area, Abdulai Shahid said the body has since been buried upon agreement with the security agencies that came to the scene shortly after the incident.
The Assembly member said the police were again on the scene on Friday morning to commence investigations.
He said the District Chief Executive (DCE) and officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) also came to the community to see for themselves the incident and to commiserate with the family.
The Chief and people of Nyinbali in the Nadowli-Kaleo District have expressed worry about the deplorable nature of the road from the community to Takpo.
According to the residents, a river has cut-off a section of the community along the Takpo road from where the school and the health facility are located along the Takpo road.
The residents told Info Radio at the community that the situation is affecting access to healthcare services by the people at the other side of the Nyimbali community that has been cut off as well as access to school by their children
Naa Adams Saapour Kpiepalaa ll, the Chief of the Nyimbali community, said pregnant women sometimes are unable to cross the river to access critical health services at Kaleo, while students from Nyimbali attending Junior High School at Kaleo are also unable to go to school during the raining season.
Naa Francis Kanvuoyi, sub-chief of Nyimbali-paala indicated that, many people who use the road to transact businesses are also affected during raining season.
He added that, the children at Nyimbali-Paala, the cut-off section of the community, have to stop schooling during the raining season because they cannot cross water.
Some other residents expressed disappointment in successive governments for not fixing their road and said they will not vote if government does not fix the road before 2024.
The Overlord of Waala Traditional area Naa Fuseini Pelpuo IV will be speaking to the Media and General Public on alleged Ritual Killings after series of killing had occured in Wa in the Past few months.
On the 31st of July 2022, a security Man by name Mumuni Jartoe was spotted shallowly buried at Kpaguri, a suburb of Wa Municipality with parts of his body removed, according to the Regional Police Commander DCOP Peter Ndekugri who spoke to Joy News, he stated that according to A Pathologist’s Report the Victim’s heart was the only part taken away.
Engagement with Wa Naa
Wa Naa scheduled to Speak on alleged ritual killings in Wa:
Official information from the Waala traditional Council indicates that, the Overlord of the Waala traditional area, Naa Fusieni Seidu Pelpuo iv is scheduled to speak the populace on the alleged ritual killings in his kingdom.
Date: Monday, 8th August, 2022
Venue: Palace of the Wa Naa
Time: 10:00am prompt.
The traditional council is therefore inviting the general public especially; Traditional & Religious leaders, the media etc to this important event.
Residents of Janguasi in the Nadowli-Kaleo District have appealed to the government and other stakeholders to the support them to undertake repair works or renovate the basic school in the community.
They said the school is presently in a deplorable state and does not encourage effective teaching and learning.
Mr Augustine Sulley, a resident of the community, lamented that the windows and doors of the classrooms have fallen off leaving the rooms unsecured and at the mercy of animals and other transgressions.
He said they have been contributing to maintain the school but now the level of work has gone beyond their meager contributions.
Mr Patrick Mosogu Bataanye, another resident of the community, said that the walls of the school are peeling off and worried that it could collapse on their children as it is dilapidated and not user-friendly.
He observed that the contractor who built the school had not done a very good job which is why the school is fast deteriorated.
Responding to allegations and claims that the community members showed lackadaisical attitude towards the project, Mr Bataanye admitted that the community at that time was not enlightened as today.
He however maintained that the contractor had not done a good job even though the community had not also ensured that.
He said that they have taken a cue from what happened in supervising subsequent projects being undertaken in the community.
A mentally unstable man under the care and superintendence of BAHASS Foundation passed on yesterday 5th August 2022. The Non Profit foundation located in Wa is responble for provision of basic necessities such as food, clothes, healthcare to deranged people.
The deceased was admitted at the Wa Municipal Hospital with the support of the Foundation before he passed on. His body was later conveyed to the Busa Cemetery located in Wa where he was laid to rest during early hours of the day.
During the burial process, an adolescent girl Appeared at the cemetery claiming the deceased mad man is her father, this triggered the pulse of many at the site.
She was later transported to the Wa Naa’s Palace for identification purposes, none of her relatives is known yet per an announcement made via Whatsapp.
Residents of Daboziiri in the Siiru Electoral Area of the Wa West District have lamented that the poor nature of road networks in the area is affecting the sales of their farm produce.
They also said that the bad nature of road affects their day to day activities.
Mr Dassah Kyasuo told Info Radio that the bad state of the road negatively affect them during the raining season.
According to him, they face challenges when transporting their farm produce to market centres at Wa or Vieri.
Mr Dassah said during elections, politicians always move to and fro the community, promising to construct the road but never return to the community after achieving their aim.
He however applauded the Assembly Member of the area, Mr. Wulo Richard, for the necessary steps taken to improve the state of the roads in the area.
Mr. Donado Gbangbaa, another resident, noted that they suffer post-harvest losses as their farm produce get rotten at the farms due the poor nature of the roads hindering the timely transportation of the produce.
The residents, therefore, appealed to the government through the Wa West District Assembly to come to their aid.