Traditional rulers in UWR worried construction of speed ramps

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Traditional rulers in the Upper West Region have expressed worry about the construction of unauthorized speed ramps in the communities that were resulting in lorry accidents.

Naa Sohimwineye Dana Gore 11, President of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, said the ramps had been constructed in a rather unprofessional manner, causing unnecessary accidents, leading to deaths.

He said the House has, therefore, directed traditional rulers in the communities to prevent the construction of such speed ramps or they would be held responsible in the event of any fatal accident in their communities.

Naa Sohimwineye Dana Gore, who is also the Paramount Chief of the Dorimon Traditional Area, raised the concern at the general meeting of the House, in Wa on Thursday.

He appealed to political authorities in the region to help prevent the construction of unauthorized speed ramps, and asked Government agencies responsible for the construction of the ramps to be more proactive in their work to save lives.

Naa Gore said: “Whereas we sympathise with some community members for the reckless manner some drivers speed into their communities and causing accidents, the House believes that two wrongs do not make a right”.

He appealed to the Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs and the Attorney General Office to appointment a legal adviser for the House to expedite action on chieftaincy cases brought the traditional body.

On the elevation of divisional chiefs to paramount chiefs in the region, Naa Gore said a research committee would deal with the issue.

Naa Gore reminded traditional rulers that they should abstain from partisan politics to maintain peace in the communities.

He appealed to political party leaders and their supporters to avoid intemperate language before, during and after the 2012 Elections to sustain the prevailing peace in the country. GNA

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