Tulewewura Alhaji Rashid Sulemana Mahama, Paramount chief of the Tulewe Traditional Area, in the Northern Region, has expressed concern about the upsurge of armed robbery attacks on traders and farmers on the Kusawgu-Tulewe road.
“Recently robbers attacked a foreigner and made away with money and other vital documents. A market truck was also attacked and traders had all their monies snatched from them. This is a major worry to me and my people in this community,” he said.
The paramount chief said this was due to the poor nature of the road, adding that this was affecting farming and hampering development.
Tulewewura Alhaji Rashid Sulemana Mahama, who is also Member of the Council of State, expressed concern about the situation in Tulewe at a public forum, organised by the Central Gonja District Assembly, to bring governance to the door steps of the people.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Central Gonja, the District Coordinating Director and other state departmental heads in the district took part in the two-day meeting.
Tulewewura Alhaji Rashid Sulemana Mahama, appealed to the government to construct more roads in farming communities to facilitate the transportation of food stuffs to marketing centres.
Tulewewura Alhaji Mahama asked government to build a bridge between Binjai and Kusawgu, to shorten the distance from Kpembe to Kusawgu through Tulewu, and extend electricity, provide potable water, and build schools in area, to improve the standard of living.
Mr. Mumuni Shiraz Ibn Yacin, District Chief Executive of Central Gonja, said the road from Kusawgu junction to Tulewe had been awarded on contract, and promised that armed robbery on the road would be checked.
He inspected ongoing development projects initiated by the assembly and donor partners.