Buipe chief assures of Peace Northern Region; announces ¢500,000 Education Fund

The Paramount Chief of Buipe Mahama Jinapor II has called on chiefs in the country to see themselves as development partners and to assist government bring the needed development the country is yeaning for.

He said chieftaincy has a responsibility to bring development to its people. “I will take this opportunity to urge my colleagues’ paramount chiefs that everybody should see himself as a development oriented leader and a good leader who sees the welfare of his people as paramount”.

Chief Jinapor said this at a press soirée he organized for media personnel in the Northern Region at his palace in Buipe.

He said before any nation would develop there must be peace.  Chief Jinapor said it is in that vain that the people of Buipe have resolved their differences paving way for the celebration of this year’s Damba festival which had been suspended for the past three years due to chieftaincy disputes.

The Buipe Wura said in the past the northern region had experience negative media reportage and urged the media not to just concentrate on the negativity of the area but also highlight the positives of the region to bring the needed development.

“The only reportage of the Northern Region and even Africa is about violence. If we are doing something better, scarcely do the media bring it up but let one or two people slap each other, then its news. So am pleading that you don’t just look at the negative side of us as the western media looks at Africa but look at the positive side too”

Chief Jinapor said, he had personally set aside ¢ 500,000.00 as seed money to start an Educational Fund, to sponsor brilliant but need needy pupils.

He said he had seen poverty deny a lot of brilliant children in the area the opportunity to pursue higher education which is crucial to the development of the area.

Chief Jinapor said with little education, people can keep personal hygiene, adapt simple farm methods and co-exist peacefully with others which are ingredients for any area to develop.

He said he had made education his number one priority because of its potential to transform the area.

The Ghana Journalist Association president of the Northern Region Caesar Abagali assured the Chief of the media’s readiness to work in fairness and to support him bring the necessary development to the area.

He said the journalists are committed to peace and development in the area.

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