The District Chief Executive of Sissala East Hon. Karim Nanyua has called for collaborative efforts from the paramount chief and elders of Tumu town to find solutions to the numerous developmental challenges the district and for that matter Tumu Town faces.
The DCE made the appeal when he paid a maiden visit to the Tumu Kouro, His Excellency kouro Richard Babini Kanton VI and elders at his palace to congratulate them for the valiant support given him during his confirmation as DCE and ask for more support in the course of development. The DCE in an address outlined his readiness to tackle fertilizer smuggling that has become a major worry, since the activity deprives farmers of the opportunity to benefit from the NPP governments subsidy policy.
The issue of sanitation, water, education and infrastructure were also interest areas Hon. Karim Nanyua noted and asked the Chief and elders of Tumu to support him address. He stressed that the district may soon create new roads in town and will therefore require the chiefs and elders to see to it that all properties on road maps are dismissed when the time is due and urged landlords not to sell out demarcated lands which are mapped for road construction. Hon. Karim Nanyua further assured the Chief and elders of governments one village one dam and one district one factory policy which will soon be rolled out and sort consent from the Tumu kouro and elders for a location for the construction of an irrigation dam when the time is due. Meanwhile, he said plans are underway for improving the Tumu Dam.
Baba Lurimua Kanton who represented Tumu kuoro prayed for the DCE and assured him of their fullest support. However, the elders complained bitterly about the issue of fertilizer smuggling and the issue of open defecation that is facilitated by abandoned lands which their owners made little attempts putting up structures for over years now since they bought them.