The Buwa Traditional Council in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region has set aside a hundred acre parcel of land in anticipation of the construction of a Senior High School (SHS) in the area by the government.
To demonstrate the urgent need for the second cycle school, the Council has further gone ahead to secure a six unit classroom block in Zini to start the SHS whilst waiting for government to grant their request for its establishment.
Kuoro Barecheh Nlowie Baninye II, the Acting President of the Buwa Traditional Council disclosed this during the annual celebration of the “Buwaala Kelwie”, Festival of the Chiefs and people of the Buwa Traditional Area.
Kuoro Baninye, who is also the Divisional Chief of Niator, added that the Council was committed to quality education and as such sponsored twenty graduate teachers so far.
The gesture, he said, was still on and that SHS students in the area , who gain admission to any school in the country could be supported.
The Acting President of the Buwa Traditional Council noted that they would be very grateful to the government if their request for the establishment of the SHS was granted without any further delays.
Kuoro Baninye commended the government for giving the area its fair share of the national cake especially in the area of rural electrification.
The Divisional Chief noted some challenges facing the community as poor road network, lack of potable water and the upgrading of the Zini health post into a polyclinic to cater for the health needs of the people.
Kuoro Baninye said the festival was instituted with the aim of helping to sustain the authentic traditions, culture, customs and norms of Buwaala land.
According to him, it was also a period for honouring the illustrious sons and daughters, whilst the youth gets the opportunity to know their identity and appreciate their past and possibly chart a better path for the development of the Traditional Area.
It was also the period when Chiefs and elders come together to cement family ties/bonds, promote peace and unity, discard bad and outmoded traditions and customs as well as educate one another on the Buwa Traditional boundaries.