The Council of State, through a four member delegation has commended the paramount Chief of the Bole Traditional Area, Sarfo Kutegefeso l, for the strides made against illegal mining and other illegal activities such as rose wood harvesting and burning of charcoal in commercial quantities in his traditional area.
“We are here to commend you on your good work in this direction and to encourage you to do more to protect the citizenry and generation yet unborn”, leader of the delegation, Tumu- Koro Babini Kanton told Bolewura at his palace on Monday, May,10, 2021.
The leader of the delegation indicated that the council has been following with keen interest reports from the Savannah Regional representative and social media about the giant and bold steps that the Bolewura and the chiefs and queen mothers of the Bole Traditional Area have taken and are still taking in the fight against illegal mining and degradation of the forest cover of the land.
Bolewura Sarfo Kutugefeso l receiving the delegation expressed his gratitude to the council for the visit and indicated that he is committed to the fight against illegal mining activities, burning of charcoal in commercial quantities and harvesting of rose wood which he he said are causing havoc to the land.
He told the council that as part of his commitment drive he has since visited a number of communities along the Black Volta within his jurisdiction to observe the activities of illegal mining and subsequently place a ban on such illegal activities within his Traditional Area.
The council later in the day donated a bull and hundred tubers of yam to patients at the Bole District Hospital.
According to the council the donation is to demonstrate compassion to the sick as the Muslim month of Ramadan is few days away.
The leader of delegation Tumu-Koro indicated that the support will enable the patients to also enjoy the festive occasion even on their sick beds.
Mr David Bakuri, Bole District Health Director received the donation and thanked the council for the support given to them.
“This is the first time, the council of the state had visited the Bole District Hospital and I must say I am excited seeing them here,” Mr David added.
Mr David also appealed to the council to support the hospital to t revamp the mortuary in the hospital which he said is not functional due to the break down of the fridges.
The members of the Council of State were made up of Kpongri wura,Alhaji Adam Zakaria, Naa Professor Bagah, Naa Col. Rtd Mohammed Tahiru and the leader of the delegation, Tumu-Koro Babini Kanton.