Good farming harvest in every communty enriches the quality of lives of friends,families and communities.
KUKUR-BAGR is celebrated by the chief and people of fielmuo to mark the end of a successful bumper harvest and to foster unity in fielmuo and it’s environs.
This 21st Annual celebration was themed:Enhancing Our Cultural Heritage for Unity and Development.The festival attracted many from all walks of live including the member of parliament for Sisaala west Hon.Engineer Patrick Adamah,M.C.E. for Lawra,DCE for Sisaala west,security personnel led by ACP Peter Ndekugri and a high powered delegation from neighbouring Burkina Faso.
The chairman(Fada) for this year’s celebrations said “the main aim for celebration the Kukur-Bagri is to foster peace and unity for development of Fielmuo and it’s environs,inculcate in the youth the cultural values and the spirit of living in harmony in their homes,communities and neighbours arround”
He was emphatic that the celebration was not confined to fielmuo township but includes areas such as Chebogu,Tapumu,Koro etc.which are outside the administrative confines of the sisala west district.He also used the opportunity to appealed to the president through the regional minister to support the area with a Senior High Technical school to drive the area into development sustainable through the power of education.
Hon. Patrick Adamah(MP)for sisala West said “we celebrate for entertainment,as a way of giving thanks to God and for reflection and stalktaking, ceasing to serve the new development agenda, the development objective need particular emphasis today because that is what our youth are yearning for,they want development that brings job,income and enhancement of living standing”
He was instrumental that equitable development is important for promoting peace and unity and that most conflicts are simplified over limited resources.
The legislature also churned out some developmental interventions he embarked on especially three hundred number dual desk for basic schools,first ever teachers award in 2018,rehabilitation of projects and facilities,providing school fees grants for students,health,water among others.
The Fielmuo Naa urged his people to help project their cultural values, he said”we must stop the disgraceful tendency of adapting foreign cultures because our culture is equally important as that of the outside world. It is not only footballers but most people who travelled out to European countries,return Europeanizing their speech and feeding habits as if Ghanaian language and foods are not important”
The regional minister Dr.Hafiz Bin-Salih said he is motivated with this year’s theme because we are fast loosing our culture with the advent of religion and modernity.
He added that we need to preserve it for generation yet unborn, he said “though culture plays a crucial role in national development; it is important that we reverse some of our cultural practices that modernity and the laws of the nation fraught especially negative widowood rights,forcefully enlopement of girls especially those in schools,female genital mutilation among others which incidentally abuses the fundamentals of human rights.
He said the President declared the year 2020 as year of roads and that he received a petition in his office from the Sisaala Youth Forum(SYF)on poor roads network and roads in upper west would be given the necessary attention come 2020 by the president”
The district director of education presented awards to brilliant students who performed well in this year’s BECE in the area.
The festival ended with cultural dance by Bawaa and choral group as the regional minister,the MP,DCE and commander ACP Peter Ndekugri couldn’t wait to join them.
Story: JINSUNG RASHID GBC-RADIO U/W.