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Sandema, the place where trees welcome you to town

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Calm, shady, fresh air and green beauty, these are but a few of what the beautiful, tall Mahogany trees lined up along the main street of Sandema offer you as you walk, ride or drive into the township any season.

Sandema trees

Sandema is the capital of the Builsa North District Assembly, home of the Builsa (Bulsa) people and the seat of the Paramount Chief of the Builsa Traditional Area. With an estimated land size of 816 km2 and a population of over 56, 477 inhabitants, the area lies Westward of the Upper East Region, sharing borders with the Kassena-Nankana Municipal and West District Assemblies.

The area is blessed with diverse culture and its people celebrate the popular Feok Festival which draws thousands of visitors from all walks of life yearly. The Builsa people speak Buli and are said to be descendants of mixed ethnic groups including a Mamprusi Prince Atuga from Nalerigu, the Akana people from Kurugu in Burkina and some Koma people from Kom.
But with a road expansion project underway, there are concerns the iconic trees will be destroyed. Earlier last year, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at a durbar of the Chiefs and people of the area announced the award of contract for commencement of work on roads in the district. The President placed particular emphasis on the Navrongo- Sandema- Siniesi- Fumbisi roads.

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