In a rousing address read by Mr. Iddrisu Affuli, the secretary to Mankpanwura on behalf of the Mankpanwura at the 2023 Damba festival held in Domeabra on October 10, 2023, the esteemed Paramount Chief of the Mankpan Traditional Area, Mankpanwura Jakpa Achor-Ade Borenyi (I), delivered a powerful message of hope and progress for the people of Mankpan.
Emphasizing the importance of youth engagement, he urged them to embrace education, entrepreneurship, and community service, recognizing that their dedication and hard work are pivotal in shaping the prosperous future of their traditional area.
Mankpanwura Jakpa also stressed the significance of peace, highlighting that it involves not just the absence of conflict but the presence of justice, understanding, and cooperation and therefore calling on the
youth of the area to commit themselves to maintaining the long-standing peace in the Mankpan area, as it is their responsibility to ensure that the peace endures for generations to come.
The Paramount Chief further encouraged the people to resolve conflicts through dialogue and understanding and to maintain their renowned unity, which has seen them through trials and tribulations in the past and will continue to guide them towards a brighter future.
Addressing the youth, Mankpanwura Jakpa Achor-Ade Borenyi (I) declared them as the future of the land, emphasizing that their energy, creativity, and innovation are key drivers for progress.
He also pledged full support for quality education, promising to give a life time sponsor to students who will excel in their examinations with distinctions.
The Paramount Chief also called upon potential investors and development partners to consider the Mankpan Traditional Area as a prime destination for investment, highlighting the positive impact it could have on the development of the entire Savannah region.
He however mentioned some challenges facing his people including; limited access to clean drinking water and inadequate telecommunication networks and appealed to authorities for solutions to those issues.
He also drew attention to the accident-prone Mile 40 stretch of the Buipe-Fufulso Highway, requesting speed calming devices to enhance road safety.
Kpongriwura Alhaji Adam Zakaria, a Member of the Council of State for the Savannah Region and Special Guest of Honour for the occasion assured that the concerns raised by Mankpanwura Jakpa would be brought to the attention of relevant authorities and also encouraged support for the young chief.
Dr. Agbaah Jaaga III, the Gbanpewaa Koro and chairman for the occasion, stressed the importance of peace for development and advocated for amicable solutions to any issues in the area.
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604