The Chief of the Ga-Adangme community in the Northern Region Nii Ajumako Nunoo I, has called on his subjects to help draw investors to the region as part of effort in opening up the area for development.
According to him, the region has been adopted as the second home of members of the Ga-Adangme community since most of them have been resident in the area for over decades and need to help in the development process.
Nii Ajumako Nunoo I at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a Guest House at Yilonayili a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis to house visiting Ga-Adangmes and others, said he was elated his kinsmen reposed much confidence in him and chose him as their chief.
“As expected of me, I will champion the interest of Ga-Adangme community in the Northern Region and also help foster development. But let me urge all of you to also support me and support our second home develop very well”, he said.
He expressed regrets over recurring violence in parts of the region and urged the security agencies to help curb the incidents which are depriving the Northern Region of development.
“No one, especially investors will be happy to put their money where the security risks are quite high. Let me use this opportunity to appeal to our brothers and sisters to peacefully coexist and make the north a haven of peace”, he stressed.
He observed that the development both indigenes and non-indigenes were championing, would be a mirage if the area thrived in disunity and riddled with communal, tribal, chieftaincy and ethnic conflicts.
The Chief commended successive governments for their contributions in developing the area but observed that much needed to be done. According to him, poverty is still endemic in some communities to the extent that some families were unable to provide square meals to their dependents.
This he indicated is a major challenge to government achieving a number of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs reemphasizing the need for more to be done to ameliorate the situation of the people.
He said the north is blessed with a lot of resources if tapped, could help in developing the area which government is seeking to achieve in order to catch up with the south and urged authorities to speed up the processes.