He said the enormous resources that are spent to maintain law and order in those areas could have been channelled into the provision of basic infrastructure to improve the lot of the people.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur expressed the worry when a delegation of chiefs from the Gonja Traditional Area, called on him to announce the passing of the Kpembewura, Abubakari Sulemana Nyen-Churo Ebore II, at the Flagstaff House.
The late Kpembewura who died on August 2, this year was 92years and he is expected to be buried in-line with the Islamic custom.
There would be a seven -day funeral ceremony for him at Kpembe near Salaga in the Northern Region.
Besides, the delegation also informed Vice President Amissah-Arthur of the selection of a new successor for the late Kpembewura.
The group invited Vice President Amissah-Arthur to the enskinment of the successor; Haruna Dare at Kpembe on August 14, while the outdooring would be on August 21
Vice President Amissah-Arthur sympathised with the people of the Gonja Traditional area for the great loss.
He also commended the people of Gonjaland for the smooth transition and asked other traditional areas to emulate their example.
He assured the delegation that the government would be fully represented at the funeral of the late chief.
Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula, the Lepowura and Leader of the delegation described the late Kpembewura as unifier and diplomat.
He said late chief was a great farmer, reconciler and ensure peaceful co-existence in the traditional area.
As custom demands the queen mother of the area presented cola nuts to the Vice President Amissah-Arthur to formally informed him of the passing of the Kpembewura.
Source: GNA/News Ghana