Reconstruction of Gbewaa palace; Ambassadors, High Commissioners from Dagbon donate GHC 100,000 to committee
Sons and daughters of Dagon serving in foreign missions have presented one hundred thousand Ghana cedis (GHC100,000) to the Dagbon redevelopment committee.
The Consul Generals, Ambassadors and high commissioners and deputies numbering eight, presented their contributions to the committee at the private resident of the overlord of Dagbon, Ndan Ya-Naa Abukari II in Tamale.
The presentation, according to the ambassadors, is part of their contributions towards the reconstruction of the Gbewaa palace.
The eight diplomats include H.E Napoleon Abdulai -Mali, H.E Mohammed Habib Tijani-Saudi Arabia, H.E Alhassan Yakubu-Namibia, H.E Mohammed Nurudeen Ismaila -Qatar.
The rest are H.E Mohammed Habib Iddris-Kuwait, H.E Rita Tani Iddi-UK, H.E Hajia Samata Gifty Bukari-Lagos Nigeria and H.E Abdulai Kamal-Deen-Jeddah.
They were issued with a receipt acknowledging their contribution and also presented a plaque to the overlord. Consul General of Ghana to Lagos, Nigeria Hajia Samata Gifty Bukari on behalf of her colleagues stated that they are committed to the course of Dagbon.
She explained that they heard the news with great joy and happy and proud as Dagombas to see the project done and done well and completed with his name and under leadership the of Ndan Ya-Naa Abukari II.
On the significance of the new palace, Hajia Samata said the process leading to the reconstruction of the Gbewaa palace has united the people of Dagbon and the beautiful culture of Dagbon will attract the needed attention.
According Hajia Samata, when tourist visit Dagbon they would see what Dagombas have been able to come out with. ‘When we are celebrating our festivals usually our numbers are very large but with the completion of the new Gbewaa palace, more people can be accommodated’ the Consul General stated.
She hinted of their continuous support to the project as it progresses, adding since construction is a process and cost of building materials increases, they are committed to seeing the project completed. ‘We are hoping that whatever be the case, whichever little way we can support in future again would be our proud’ Hajia Samata assured.
Chairman of the fund-raising committee, Alhaji Sharif Mahama Savannah who received the donation on behalf of the committee thanked the ambassadors for prioritizing the development of Dagbon kingdom.
He urged Dagombas in and outside Ghana to come together and contribute their quota for the construction of the palace.
He said the committee work is for the entire Dagbon kingdom and the ambassadors who are outside the country recognizing the importance of the project was highly commendable.
The Gbewaa palace project which include building new houses for affected houses within the palace enclave, health, education and sanitation Alhaji Sharif Mahama said were issues in Dagbon need every one support.