(Buipe) – The leader of Buipe Traditional Area and vice president of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs, Buipewura Jinapor II Abdulai has called on the the Savannah regional minister and education directorate to map out right strategies to arrest the falling educational standards in the region.
Recent output by schools and students of the SHS and JHS in the region saw Savannah region placed 16th out of the 16 regions in the country with average pass mark of 2.36% in the 2020 WASSCE ranking. No SHS in the region recorded a pass percentage mark beyond 6%, this feet is worrying.
Celebrating the 2021 Buipewura’s Damba at Buipe, Buipewura Jinapor II appealed to the all stakeholders to come on board to help arrest the falling trend of education in the region.
” I was sad when the statistics on basic and
SHS educational performance was released. Out of the 16 regions in Ghana, the infant Savannah region was 16th on the scale of performance. This abysmal performance do not deserve the region”.
I therefore draw the attention of all stakeholders to put hands on deck to deliver our infant region from the pull of academic mess. My dear sons and daughters, the future is prepared from today, he added.
Buipewura Jinapor II also used the opportunity to woo investors to the area. He said the traditional area is strategically positioned for business.
“In terms of resource strength, the Buipe traditional area, has the black Volta, arable agricultural lands, vast land for industrial and trade development, well-structured market center, renowned tourist
sites, conducive environment for investment, well structure organized leadership, productive human resource as the strategic potentials of the traditional area. I therefore make this clarion call to the international community and local investors to partner and collaborate with the traditional area for a shared development and interest. Buipe, strategically, has being positioned and placed well as the industrial hub between the South and the North stretching through to Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger etc
Buipewura Jinapor II, who’s speech was read by Abutu Kapori, the Secretary to the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs, expressed gratitude to all and sundry for traveling far and near to help him and subjects celebrate the Damba festival.
‘It is with the utmost appreciation that I welcome the Special Guest of Honor and high profiled dignitaries to the Central Gonja District to grace with the people of Buipe traditional area in this year’s special Damba Festival dubbed “BUDAFEST 2021”. Your coming has contributed immensely to enrich the culture and tradition of the Buipe traditional area’.
He explained Damba festival is usually celebrated by the descendants of Ndewura Jakpa.
It is noted as one of the most important traditional festivals celebrated to commemorate the birth of Prophet Mohammed. Damba is a unifying festival that brings sons and daughters of the Buipe traditional area to brainstorm and take strategic decisions to promote development, share love, sense of unity for effective social and cultural cohesion and creating a conducive environment for networking and collaborations to bring change to society.
I congratulate and applaud the people of the Buipe Traditional Area for their effective participation and collaboration in promoting peace and the demonstration of valuable hospitality characteristics in promoting peace and development of the traditional area.
I encourage you my dear people to do more than we have done. The new era paradigm shift definition of leadership is creating change and serving as a change agent. Lets focus on legacies that will promote culture, tourism, tradition and general wellbeing of society, he added.
He commended the people of the area for supporting the traditional authorities to end the illegal logging, charcoal production and related activities in the area.
“One of the biggest achievement of the Savannah region and for that matter the Buipe traditional area is the conscious effort by the Regional House of Chiefs total ban on commercial charcoal burning activities across the Savannah region. This is an indication that together we are capable. I want to assure you that protecting the vegetation cover, we can feed the Buipe shea factory with raw materials for continuous chain production thereby, creating jobs for the local content. As part of the success story, the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs has been identified as a model region for restoring its vegetation cover. Again, the region has caught national and global attention in environmental control measures. This was deepened when the Member of Parliament for the Damongo constituency Hon. Lawyer Abu Jinapor used the Savannah region as case study in both homeland and the diaspora”.
Buipewura Jinapor II observed that the positive rainfall pattern being experienced in the region is a good sign that the ban is yielding results and has contributed to good harvest, although no statistics were given.
“Per observation, this year recorded the maximum rainfall in five (5) years across the Savannah region.This contributed enormously in the bumper harvest of cereal and grain cultivation. This was achieved because, most of the youth alternatively engaged into farming after the effective ban of the almighty commercial charcoal burning”.
“I therefore wish to use this opportunity to thank all key stakeholders in the difficult but important decision to restore the vegetation cover of the region. The ‘crusade to restore the environment’ led by our own son Lawyer Abu Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and MP for the Damongo Constituency and generally called ‘MAKPETO’ is in the right direction with good intentions to support Ghana. Our son, Savannah region is behind you and with almighty God and the ancestors of the land, you shall win the
Jinapor II appealed to all those who got the opportunity to serve in this current administration to leave a good legacy for more opportunities to be given to sons and daughters of the land
“Let me use this singular opportunity to congratulate all sons and daughters of the land who have been given various appointments in the Nana Addo Dankwa led administration to serve mother Ghana. Please serve with your hearts and mind to make the region proud and to create avenue for future appointments for more sons and daughters
Of the land”.
I wish to appreciate our highly profiled dignitaries who came from far and near to grace the occasion, also, my profound gratitude goes to the chiefs and people of the Buipe traditional area for your effective participation at all levels of the celebration and its activities. To the rest of the World, the Buipe traditional area is on sound footing to take-off in trade, investments and collaborations in other to enhance societal livelihood and development.
The ceremony was held at the Jinapor II stadium on 6th November, 2021, and attended by the chiefs and people of Gonjaland, chiefs from Dagbon led by chief Dakpema, the chiefs and people of Wangara tribe, Ashantis, chiefs and people of Banda tribe, fulani clan, among others.
Source: padfm.com.gh / Abdulai Zulkaninu / email@example.com