Bawku also deserves a new region – Bawku Naba

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Bawku also deserves a new region – Bawku Naba

The Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, Zug-Raan, Asigri Abugrago Azorka II, has approached the administration to consider cutting another district out of the Upper East Region for the Bawku area. This move the Bawku Naba accepts would help quicken the development of the area.

The call comes after a choice was hung on December 27th, 2018 where people in six proposed new districts in particular Oti, Ahafo, Brong East, Western North, North East and Savanna casted a ballot “YES” to respect the formation of the new areas.

Tending to the 31st Annual Samanpiid Festival of the Chiefs and people of Kusaug at Bawku on Sunday, December 30, 2018, the Bawku Naba praised government for executing the procedures towards the production of new districts as it will eventually convey development to the doorstep of those in the recently made areas.

He implored the administration to likewise raise Bawku West and Garu locale to Municipalities.

The Bawku Naba likewise asked the Electoral Commission to part the Zebilla body electorate into Zebilla and Binaba-Kusanab supporters and additionally the Bawku Central Constituency into Bawku North and Bawku South voting demographics.


The Bawku Naba demonstrated that the area was in its last phases of formally pronouncing the extended ethnic clash as over through a proposed function to “cover the okro stick.”

He noticed that when that was done, it would be an “unthinkable for anybody to keep or impede anyone from approaching their ordinary business in the Bawku Traditional area including coming back to surrendered cultivate lands.”

He anyway seen that the Bawku Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee (BIEPC) which is leading the procedure appeared to have monetary difficulties to help meet the required assets expected to do those harmony forms.

“Our people recently emerged from several years of conflict which stagnated our development process; Now that we have peace we should naturally be focusing on our speedy development as if nothing had happened.” the Bawku Naba stressed.


The current year’s Samanpiid was on the topic “Harnessing the potentials of the people of Kusaug for the development of the area”.

The celebration was initiated as a post-reap occasion to express gratitude toward God and familial spirits for ensuring and directing the people through the cultivating season. Since 1988 the celebration has experienced some adjustment to guarantee that the occupants of Bawku were mobilized for development.


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