The chiefs and people of Takpo in the Nadowli district of the Upper West Region have celebrated the annual Wilaa festival with a call on the government to tar the road from Kaleo to Takpo a stretch of about 16 miles, to facilitate the movement of foodstuff from deprived communities to urban centres.
The festival which is in its seventeenth year was under the theme “Peace and unity prerequisite for development”. The festival brought together sons and daughters of the Takpo area to strategize on how to bring development to the area.
The chief of Takpo, Naa Widaana, said the celebration of the festival has yielded great benefits to the people of the area. He cited the creation of the Takpo Senior High School (TASEC), a police station and six mechanized boreholes provided by the MP of Nadowli West, Alban Bagbin, as some of the benefits derived from the seventeen year festival.
The minister of health and Member of Parliament for Nadowli West, Alban Bagbin commended the chiefs and traditional rulers for sustaining the celebration of the Wilaa festival.
The Health Minister said the government will soon supply one hundred and sixty one ambulances to the health sector. He gave the assurance that the district will be given three ambulances to improve on quality health delivery. He called on the people to do away with the politics of insults during campaign rounds.
The deputy Upper West Regional minister Kale Caesario advised the people to maintain peace by preaching it and make sure that unity is maintained. He urged them to give a serious thought to their cultural values and assured the people that the Kaleo-Takpo stretch of road will be constructed as soon as practicable.