Tumu Kuoro appeals for infrastructure to develop Sissala area
The Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI, has appealed to the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, to provide the necessary infrastructure, including road to help facilitate the development of the Sissala area.
He said the area had been lagging behind in terms of development due to the bad state of the roads in the area.
Kuoro Kanton made the appeal when the President called on him at his palace as part of his two-day working visit to the region.
The revered chief said the Tumu Municipality, since its elevation to a municipality status has not seen the necessary infrastructure to be fit it a municipal status.
Even though there is an attempt to create new roads within the Tumu towns it still remains as such since no further construction is seen, and in fact some of the uncompleted gutters have become a nuisance to road users and owners of shops around the street especially when it rains”, he explained.
He thus appalled to the President to use his good office to influence the construction of roads in the Sissala area to help uplift the image of the Sissala area.
He also expressed regret that, though the Sissala area was noted for being the highest food producer in the region, it was relegated to the background in terms of development.
He said their agricultural activities were adversely affected by the poor roads linking their farms to the market centres.
He also talked on the shortage of the subsidised fertilizer in the area, which he added, was affecting their production.
“Mr President there is also the need to provide the municipality with a new hospital in line with its status as a municipality”, he added.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, on his part, appealed to traditional leaders in the Sissala area to support the security agencies in the area to clamp down on the smuggling of the subsidised fertilizers into neighbouring Burkina Faso.
He said government, on its part, was working to increase its efforts to get fertilizer for farmers to help improve their farming activities and the agricultural sector in general.
He expressed worry that, whilst the government was working to improve the supply of fertilizer, some recalcitrant individuals were smuggling the inputs which was a setback to the country as it had contributed to the slow distribution of fertilizer across the country.
President Akufo-Addo later commissioned a business resource Centre in Tumu to help promote business development in the municipality.