The Paramount Chief of Lambussie Traditional Area, Kouro Issaka Zeng’eh Kazie Tenjie II has revealed that women who constituted more than half of the population in the Lambussie district, have a key role in combating climate change by way of reducing or eradicating its causes like bush fires, bad farming practices and the distraction of trees and vegetation.
He says, women are highly dependent on the environment, that is to say, they are the primary providers of water, food, livelihood among others and therefore have profound traditional and contemporary knowledge of the environment and also play a vital role in controlling environmental degradation.
He made this disclosure at Lambussie during this year’s Mifele Gbero festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Lambussie, in the Lambussie district of the Upper West Region to mark its 10th Anniversary.
The occasion was celebrated under the theme ‘’the role of women in controlling environmental degradation’’ and was graced by the paramount chief and president of Lambussie, Kouro Issaka Zeng’eh Kazie Tenjie II, Upper West Regional Minister, Hon. Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, Buro Kouro from Burkina Faso, MP for Lambussie constituency and other dignitaries including sons and daughters of the traditional area.
Meanwhile, Kouro Issaka has accused the Nandom traditional area of encroaching on to part of his paramountcy under a ‘terrorist’ organization called Greater Nandom Area Policy Analysis and Action Group (GNAPAAG). He therefore called on the Regional Minister and other stakeholders to help stop land-grabbing in Lambussie and warns that if urgent steps are not taken they could be a tussle between the two paramountcies calling on the leadership of the region and the security to act swiftly.
‘’You will call that since 2017 we have written two letters to inform you to stop land-grabbing in Lambussie District by some elite and their chiefs from Nandom, under a terrorist organization called Greater Nandom Area Policy Analysis and Action Group (GNAPAAG). Hon. Regional Minister, may I remind you that it is the state of Ghana which created the Lambussie District. As the representative of the President of Ghana you have the singular power and responsibility, personnel and other resources, to protect the boundaries of every district in the Upper West Region and guard against insecurity. We are still awaiting your response, because the situation is getting tense and can bring conflict’’.