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02.01.2020 Feature Article

The Rebirth Of The Sissala East And West Constituencies

The Rebirth Of The Sissala East And West Constituencies
LISTEN JAN 2, 2020

[A Gregorian New Year Poem written by Fuseini Abdul-Fatawu and dedicated to Amidu Chinnia Issahaku(Deputy Upper West Regional Minister) and Salifu Naliwie(former DCE of Sissala West District)]

We were a people once blessed

With leadership so insightful and enduring

Leadership so inspiring and caring

Leadership so humble and determined.

From the Nkrumaist traditions

We had the Egala's and the Limann's

Who lifted our hopes and pride

Bonded our hearts and souls

And made us an envy to many.

From the UP tradition too we had Chief Dimbie

Who also left historic marks

For us and future generations.

Then comes today

An era so bleak and so dark

With uninspiring and greedy leadership

Making us a pale shadow of our former selves.

Our youth have lost hope

Our elders felt let down

Our women are despaired.

As we were despaired and tearful

The sun rose with bright colours

The stars brightened all corners

And the moon shone brightly.

Our historic past is soon to be reborn

Our land is blessed with two humble giants

Giants we hardly deserve

But were gifted to us by the Almighty.

On the East of our land rose Amidu Chinnia Issahaku

And on the West of it rose Salifu Naliwie

These two gallant youths have restored hope to our young ones

Kept smiles on the faces of our elders

And made our women ecstatic.

We are on for a forward progressive march

A march that will redeem

The Sissala East and Sissala West constituencies

From greedy and opportunistic leadership

From leadership so incompetent and weak

And put us back to where we truly deserve to be.

We are marching to sit on high tables of men with integrity

We are marching with optimism and courage

Because we are led by men that are inspiring

Men that are selfless, humble and altruistic.

The rebirth of Sissala East and Sissala West constituencies

Is at hand

With the inspiring and caring leadership

Of Amidu Chinnia Issahaku and Salifu Naliwie

We know that we are led by men

Whose competence are not in doubt

Whose love and care for us are beyond bounds.

As they lead us

We pray that Allah guide them

And let them continue to lead us

From one victory onto another

And continue to protect them

From the evils of the wicked, greedy and selfish ones.

(Fuseini Abdul-Fatawu, Challu, January 2020)