Paramount chief of Bassare Traditional Area Obore Gariba Yankosor II flanked by subchiefs
From: Francis Npong, Tamale
The chiefs and people of the newly created Tatale/Sangule District have commended the president John Evans Atta Mills and his led NDC government for carving Tatale/Sangule out of the Zabzugu/Tatale District Assembly.
The creation of the district according to them fulfilled their hopes and aspirations and would offer them opportunity to define and own their development.
In a statement dated 17th October 2011 signed by the Ag. Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Bassare Tradition Area Mr. Npong B. Francis and issued in Tamale described the president as the father of all.
The statement stated in part “the creation of Tatale/Sangule district which has been on the drawing board for some years now is an indication that you are the father for all”.
The people said that they have never doubted the ability of the president to deliver his better Ghana agenda and that creating Tatale/Sangule district was their share of the government better Ghana agenda of which they would forever remain grateful to President Mills and the NDC government.
The statement said “for fair treatment, consideration and recognition, we have resolved to render our unflinching support to your government policies and programmes to enable her achieve her better Ghana agenda fully”.
The statement also commended the northern regional minister Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba for his support and guidance that led to the creation of the district.
It also thanked the chiefs and people of Zabzugu and Kwori for supporting the lobbying process to split the district into two for aid development of the area.
According to the statement, the creation of the district came at the time the scope of poverty, youth unemployment was widening in the area.
The district it said would help the people in the area to correct the social and development imbalances and redefine their development needs to improve their lives.
Describing the people at Tatale/Sangule District as peace-loving and development oriented, the statement assured the government of the people’s maximum cooperation and support to kick starts the operation of the district to facilitate development of the area.
The people also added their voice to the calls made to the striking medical doctors to return to work and resume negotiation to have their financial problems resolve saying the strike has negative impacts on poor and vulnerable particularly rural dwellers.