We Will Not Shield Law Breakers: Upper West Regional Minister

The Upper West Regional Minister, Hon. Alhaji Alhassan Suleiman has sent a strong message to trouble shooters in the region that the law will catch up with them if they dare foment any kind of trouble in the region. Speaking at the 30th edition of the annual Kakube Festival of the Nandom Traditional Area on Sunday 25th December 2018, Alhaji Suleiman said the security agencies in the region are putting in place measures to ensure that crime is brought to the barest minimum in order to attract investors into the area.

He expressed joy at the rate at which crimes, such as armed robbery were reducing in the area and praised the residents for the marked improvement.

“Last year my theme was peace and coexistence in the region. We were all worried about the spate of armed robbery that was rampant in our region at the time. We appealed to all of us to put in extra efforts in curbing that menace. I am happy to observe that during the course of the period, the spate of armed robbery and other incidents of misbehavior has gone down in the region and I wish to commend all of us for the roles we played in maintaining the status qou” he added

“I want to ask all of us not to relent but keep up the fight. We at the RCC will be taking it a step higher. We have already started mechanisms in getting all of us to stay peacefully in the region to go about our duties in peace and tranquility”, he added.

Touching on cross-border crime, the Regional Minister revealed that the Regional Security Council is working closely with their Burkinabe counterparts to clamp down on criminal elements operating in both countries.

According to him, the two partners recently held a joint meeting to discuss ways of tackling crime.

He noted that, last week he was in the capital of the South West Region of Burkina Faso to discuss how we can co-exist peacefully within the regions. He reiterated the need to end all acts that are detrimental to the peace of the region. He warned that they will not relent in their efforts to enforce law and order.

The Kakube festival is celebrated annually to thank the gods for a bumper harvest and also to unite the people for development. This year’s grand durbar was attended by the Vice President His Excellency Dr, Mahamudu Bawumia and other senior members of government including the Minister of Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery who is also the Member of Parliament of the Nandom Constituency.


Vice President throws another challenge to NDC.

Barely three months after throwing a challenge to the opposition NDC to mention any social intervention policy they implemented during their eight year stay in power, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu  Bawumia has thrown another one to the opposition party.

Dr. Bawumia who was speaking at the 30th edition of the annual Kakube festival of the Nandom Traditional Area on Sunday 25th November 2018, indicated that his checks has shown that for the 8 years the NDC ruled the country, not a single road project was completed in the Upper West Region.

He   challenged the NDC to show one road they completed in the Upper West Region during their eight years in office.

” When I asked them to give me one social intervention programme they did in 8 years, they are still searching for it. They are still searching for the one social intervention so I will give them an easier question since they said they did infrastructure. I am saying roads. Show me one major road you completed in the Upper West Region in 8 years of government. It’s a simple question and we will wait for the answer”, he quizzed.

He indicated that the major problem of the three regions of the north is absence of all year road motorable in the area and said though there has been efforts to improve on the situation, there is still more to be done.

Touching on what government is doing to improve on the lives of the citizenry, the Vice President said the various policies being introduced is part of the agenda of moving Ghana beyond aid and also making life easier for the citizenry.

Some of these policies according to him, the Free Senior High School programme is helping free up money for parents of beneficiaries to invest in other areas which will in turn make their lives better and that the Nation Builders’ Corps is a measure to ensure that graduates from tertiary institutions who hitherto had nothing doing are engaged.

Dr. Bawumia further intimated that, the Planting for Food and Jobs has seen more food being produced across the country. According to him this development will ensure that the country does not import things such as maize and other food items from other countries.


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