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Paramount Chief of Chereponi Petitions President Over Intended Inclusion of Chereponi District In Newly Created Region of North East


The Dagbↄŋ traditional council, at the instance of the Paramount Chief of the Chereponi traditional Area, Malba Jaminja Kofi, has petitioned the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, protesting the inclusion of Chereponi district in the proposed north east region.

The chiefs and people of Dagbↄŋ traditional area say they have resolute in their demand not to allow the excision of Chereponi from Dagbↄŋ and Northern Region. The petition to the President made it clear that Chereponi is an integral and inseparable part of Dagbↄŋ and will not allow it to be added to any proposed new region.

The petition recalled the unanimous resolution of the Dagbↄŋ Traditional Council not to cede any part of Dagbon for the convenience of creating new regions and reiterated that this position has not changed.

The resolution on the inviolability of Dagbↄŋ lands was taken at a meeting on 23rd December 2017 and communicated to the President. It would be recalled that since the President declared his intention to create new regions, various groups across the country expressed their demand for regions including our brethren in the northern region. The people in Dagbↄŋ together with in Nanung have resolved to be in one region. The Dagbↄŋ chiefs reiterate that Chereponi is part of Dagbon.

It is also recalled that when members of the commission of inquiry into the creation of new regions came to consult with members of the northern region house of chief in Tamale, our chiefs took the opportunity to explain the position to them.

They reaffirmed their quest not to cede any part of Dagbↄŋ and Nanung for the convenience of new regional formations. The commission deliberately ignored the Dagbↄŋ legitimate demand.

The Dagbↄŋ traditional council subsequently wrote severally to the President, the chairman of the commission of inquiry into the creation of new regions and the minister in-charge of regional reorganization to remind them of their position. Despite all these efforts, the government has set aside their legitimate request.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting President Dagbↄŋ Traditional Council, Kampakuya Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani. The statement expressed the hope that the government will listen to their legitimate request and that they will not be seeking to meet the demands of a minority against the legitimate rights of a majority Dagbↄŋ. The Dagbↄŋ Traditional Council and the good people of Dagbↄŋ will continue to use civil and legitimate means to resist any attempt to balkanize the Dagbↄŋ Kingdom.




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