Mankpanwura Calls On Sons & Daughters of Mankpan to Invest Home.
The newly enskinned Paramount Chief for the Mankpan Traditional Area, Mankpanwura Jakpa Achu-ade Borenyi (I) has called on the sons and daughters of Mankpan Traditional area to come home to support the development of Mankpan.
In his inaugural address at Mankpan during the investiture ceremony on 29th November, 2020 Mankpanwura Jakpa Achu-ade Borenyi (I) said his predecessor, the late Mankpanwura Gbeadese (I) did a lot to develop the traditional area but the area still has a lot of challenges and appealed passionately to the government through the Savannah Regional Minister, the Member of Parliament for Yapei/Kusawgu Constituency and all stakeholders to help address the numerous challenges to move forward the area in terms of development for the common good of the society.
According to the newly enskinned Paramount Chief, education is the bedrock of every nation. However, Mankpan town has no single Junior High School (JHS). He disclosed that primary school levers of Mankpan town are either compelled to travel to different places to access JHS education which is affecting the educational career of children especially the girl child. He therefore, appealed to the Central Gonja District Assembly to as a matter of urgency find space in their plan to establish a functioning JHS for Mankpan.
On the issue of water, Mankpanwura Jakpa Achu-ade Borenyi (I) stated that, portable drinking water is a major challenge for his traditional area saying they compete with animals for drinking water and the situation becomes unbelievable during dry season. He therefore, appealed to the Central Gonja District Assembly and other development partners for a small-town water project to help solve the situation.
He further mentioned that the Mankpan health facility needs a facelift and noted that communities like Dasanape, Sarichipe, Morope, Gominape, Issape and Kabunyanmu are without electricity and need to be connected to the national grid.
He called on the government to take keen interest in the desertion of about 5km stretch of road from Mpaha Junction-Mankpan road to enhance easy travelling on that stretch of road for the benefit of the society.
Another area of concern to the newly enskinned Paramount Chief was telecommunication network of the Mankpan traditional area. He said Mankpan town is cut-off from effective communication and appealed to authorities to help tackle the situation for his people.
On election 2020 and peace, he appealed to all especially the youth of Mankpan and Ghana not to allowed themselves to be used to foment trouble before, during and after the 2020 general elections. According to him, a good democracy is within the context of ideas and choosing the right leaders to lead development. He further advised the youth that, their future is in their hands and they need to trek cautiously.
Mankpanwura Jakpa Achu-ade Borenyi I concluded his speech by saying that he is prepared to work with any development partner for a mutual benefit.
The Central Gonja District Chief Executive Hon. Mahama Mustapha who represented the Savannah Regional Minister as the Special Guest of Honour, thanked the Chiefs and people of Mankpan Traditional Area for a peaceful and successful succession which has indeed enhanced the image of the district.
Hon. Mustapha said the Central Gonja District has five Paramountcies and development start with Chiefs hence the peaceful coronation has uplifted the image of the area which will attract a lot of investors to the traditional are saying without peace there will not be development.
He assured Mankpanwura and the people of Mankpan traditional area that, they shall work assiduously to make sure that Mankpan gets its share of the national cake.
He further assured Mankpanwura that all the numerous challenges confronting Mankpan will soon be a thing of the past adding Mankpanwura has been part of the struggle for the creation of Savannah Region and he knows how committed the Paramount Chief is to bring development to his people.
The District Chief Executive called on the people to support their Paramount chief to take them to the promise land for a new Mankpan.
People from all walks of life including Chiefs, politicians, government officials were in Mankpan to witness the investiture of Mankpanwura.
Danyampewura Bawa Jewu chaired the historic ceremony.
The newly enskinned Mankpanwura was first enskinned as Kusonyanwura on 2nd October, 2004 and outdoored on 3rd of October 2004, elevated to the Tejepe skin on the 26th March, 2011 and outdoored on 27th of March 2011 after the demise of the late Tejepewura Jakpa Iddrisu Kwame, a skin he held until his elevation to the highest skin of the Mankpan Traditional Area (Mankpanwura, Paramount Chief of the Area) on 29th November 2020.
Mankpanwura Jakpa Achu-ade Borenyi (I) hails from the Jakpape royal gate of the Mankpan Traditional Area and is the head of the Jakpape gate. The Mankpan Traditional area has three main royal gates that ascend to the Mankpan throne and they are; Jakpape, Kugorope and Bampe royal gates. It is worth noting that the immediate past Mankpanwura hailed from the Bampe royal gate.
Mankpan skin is one of the 9 Paramount Chiefs and Chiefs who are Kingmakers of the Yagbon Skin. They are Sonyor, Damongo, Debre, Choro, Mankpan, Kulaw, Kpanshegu, Busunu and the Nsorwura of Yagbon.
Profile of Mankpanwura Jakpa Achu-ade Borenyi (I).
He started his basic education at Canteen L/A Primary School and Canteen Junior Secondary School. After his Basic Education Certificate Examination, he had admission to Ndewura Jakpa Senior High/Technical School. He then proceeded to Tamale Polytechnic and Tamale Workers College respectively for his tertiary education. He also had a Six Month Health Extension Workers Training Under the National Youth Employment Programme. He is a product of the University of Professional Studies Accra where he successfully graduated in Chieftaincy Studies in Leadership Management
Mankpanwura taught as a Pupil Teacher. Worked with a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) called Partners in Participation Development (Papadev). In this organization, he worked under the water and sanitation project. He also worked with Ghana Health Service under the National Youth Employment Programme.
Mankpanwura Jakpa Achu-ade Borenyi (I) is a committed cereal farmer at Buipe in the Central Gonja District. By dent of hard work, he won some prestigious awards as a farmer. His first award, was during the 32nd National Farmer’s Day in the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Awards scheme in the Central Gonja District. Under Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development. In this category, he was adjudged the Best Youth Farmer and during the 34th National Farmer’s Day in the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Awards scheme in the Central Gonja District he again won an award as the Best Rice Farmer under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in the whole of the Central Gonja District.
By: Yagbononline.com/Iddrisu Adam Afuli (GTC – Mankpan)