Manyoro Chief urges unity

Pe Dr Pakweah Atudiwe Atupare Manchi III

Pe Dr Pakweah Atudiwe Atupare Manchi III

The newly enskined chief of Manyoro in the Kasena-Nakana East Municipality  in the Upper East Region, Pe Dr Pakweah Atudiwe Atupare Manchi III, has advised the  indigenes to unite and work together for the development of the  area.

He also entreated the kingmakers and the indigenes of Manyoro to bury their individual differences and unite to bring development to the town, indicating that unity and development were bed-fellows.

Pe Dr Manchi III, who is a Law Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, gave the advice yesterday at a ceremony in Accra to formally introduce him to the members of Manyara Associations in Accra, Takoradi and across the southern sector of the country.

The programme chaired by a retired Superintendent of the Ghana Police Service, James Apuri, was witnessed by the Member of Parliament for Chiana-Paga Constituency, Mr Rudolf Amenga-Etego, Chief of Chebeli in Burkina Faso, Chief Alhaji Anebawu Mohammed and other chiefs from various traditional areas across the country.

The various Manyara associations from the various parts of the country presented the newly enskined chief with gifts such as smock and rams

Pe Dr Manchi III was enskined two months ago and succeeds his late father Atupare Manchi II.

In his address, Pe Dr Manchi III, said he would work with all the kingmakers including those who stood against his enskinsment to facilitate the development of the town.

He said his intention of accepting to become the chief of Manyoro was not to take revenge but work with all stakeholders to address the developmental and infrastructural challenges facing Manyoro.

The Member of Parliament for Chiana-Paga Constituency, Amenga-Etego indicated that Manyoro had gotten a development-oriented and a legal luminary as chief and all stakeholders should support him to achieve his dreams for the town.

He appealed to Pe Dr Manchi III to use his new position and influence to push for the creation of an Upper Chamber for Chiefs in Parliament as the House of Lords in the United Kingdom.

Mr Amenga-Etego averred that the 1992 Constitution had sidelined chiefs in playing active part in politics and there was the need to create room for chiefs to play active role in the development of the country.

Mr Apuri in his remarks said Manyoro was a growing community but lacked many amenities and general development.

He said statistics indicated that Manyoro had the highest Junior High School enrolment in the Kasena-Nankana East Municipality, but did not have a Senior High School to absorb the high numbers of JHS graduates.

“Pe, now you are our father; with your enskinsment you are now in a better position to do more to galvanise our communities in the Diaspora to support your development agenda.  We are all well aware of your vision for developing our town.  We are ready and willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with you to achieve this vision,” Mr Apuri said.

He entreated the new chief to use his good offices to complete an irrigation dam project that was initiated in Manyoro some years ago.

By Kingsley Asare

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