Road accidents is claiming more lifes and putting those who would survive in total disability. The ministry of roads and highway is doing what they can but seem it all runs to dust as we still hearing of accidents each living day.
In the effort of limiting or preventing accidents from happening, the chiefs and citizens of the Mankpang Traditional Area in the Savannah Region's Central Gonja District stepped in to put an end to fatal road accidents on the Buipe-Tamale highway.
According to the report, over 28 people have died within three weeks in separate incidents, and the traditional leaders of the aforementioned area felt compelled to appease their forefathers.
The Mile 40 crash, which killed 18 people, including children, was the most well-publicized of the Buipe-Tamale highway's fatal accidents.
To prevent a continuation of the tragedy, the traditionalists chose Mile 40 as the site of the sacrifice. Asasewura Jimah Lipode slaughtered a white goat and various coloured fowls during the pacification to the ancestors to seek safety.
Asasewura Jimah Lipode rattled some incantations in Gonja, which translated to "any devil or spirit that is on this particular road causing accidents on Mankpang land should leave the place in peace."
The ancestors accepted all fowls sent for pacification at the accident scene because they all fell face up, a sign of recognition of sacrifice.
The paramount chief of the Mankpang traditional area, Mankpangwura Jakpa Achor Ade Borenyi I, spoke to the media after the ritual sacrifice to explain why the pacification was important.
He said that society is extremely complex and that every life is valuable and must be protected.
While the chiefs take over the ancestral domain, the chief pleaded with Paul Duah, the Savannah Regional Highway Director, to include at least three-speed ramps as a scientific approach to saving lives on the route.
Goats and fowls to help reduce fatal accidents happening on our roads, won't that be a low cost to undertake by the government?
Will that truly help reduce accidents or we driving on these roads are careless and should be blamed not any spirits?
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