The Sissala West District in the Upper West Region has commissioned its street naming project ahead of the 30th September deadline given by President John Dramani Mahama.
A total of 11 streets have been identified and named after illustrious sons and daughters of the area, as well as people who have contributed significantly to the development of the District.
The Liplime-Gwollu-Kwala road, a major street in the District was named after the late Former President, Dr. Hilla Limann and now known as Hilla Limann High Street.
The late Tanjia, a great hunter who built the slave defence wall and conquered the slave raiders had also been named after the Gwollu-Nyimati road, which is now called Tanjia Avenue.
The Gwollu-Kusali street is now known as Bakaboi Avenue; a rock which has running water all the time and serving as a resting place for hunters and farmers as well as a point of exchange of funerals.
The Wuljua-Jitong road is now christened Bafabei Road, named after a great warrior and a fortune teller, who helped Tanjia to fight the slave raiders.
Nadabelle-Jafanli road is now known as Dami Avenue, named after the first settler in Gwollu.
The path to the bone-setters clinic is now known as Tituo Road; named after a Traditional healer and a blacksmith who manufactured local weapons for the people to fight the slave raiders.
The Gwollu Market to Leo road is now called Wasabila Road, while the road in front of the Assembly Quarters is now known as Gyabon Isaac Wibonto Lane, which is named after the first late Presiding Member, who contributed in building the substructures in the district.
Yomu Habaka, a traditional birth attendant and a fortune teller has been named after the Gwollu-Batuulu road which is now known as the Yomu Habaka Road.
Others are the Nagyirwie Road, which starts from the Fraga Filling Station to Leo Road and the Talvei Road, between the Gwollu Post Office and the Police Station.
Mr. Moses Dramani Luri, the Sissala West District Chief Executive (DCE) expressed appreciation on behalf of President John Dramani Mahama to all stakeholders and the entire people of the district for helping to make the exercise a reality.
He expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for making the resources available for the implementation of the exercise.
Mr. Luri said the street naming exercise would enhance easy identification of locations for quick emergency response services, as well as help rake in revenue for the Assembly to carry out development projects.
Kuoro Barecheh Nlowie Banenye II, the acting President of the Buwa Traditional Area, described the project as a very laudable one which will help promote the culture of the people, as many of the names that came up were historic, which the youth could learn about.
The implementation of the National Street Naming and Property Addressing System was approved by Parliament in November 2011, with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development serving as the Coordinating Ministry for the project execution.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) are to ensure the implementation of the project in their respective districts.