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Tolon youth in Accra donate 10,000 to Dagbon development fund


Indigenes from Tolon residing in Accra have presented GHC 10,000 to the Dagbon Development committee. The money is part of their contributions towards the reconstruction of the Gbewaa palace.

The youth made the presentation of the money at the Gbewaa palace in Yendi on Saturday. The youth before the donation visited some chiefs in Dagbon before this year’s Damba festival and promised to contribute their quota towards the Gbewaa palace reconstruction.

Chief of Nyankpala, Nynakpal Lana Mohammed Ibrahim

The youth were led to the Gbewaa palace by the chief of Nyankpala Mohammed Ibrahim, chief of Tali, Tali Naa Alhassan Abdulai and Gberiman Dana. The Tolon youth were also conducted round houses which are at the various stages of completion at the resettlement site to uncertain for themselves progress of work. 

Gberiman Dana and NyankpaL Lana pleaded with the youth to desist from engaging in all forms of political violence in wherever they are in the country.

The Tali Naa challenged chiefs in other traditional areas to ensure that their youth contributed towards the construction.

Leader of the youth, Sulemana Abukari (Chairman Yaw) said they as young people from Tolon traditional area, they have to be part of the historic palace monument for Dagbon and commended Dagbon Development Committee for the good work so far.

leader of Tolon youth in Accra, Sulemana Abukari

He appealed to all young people from other traditional areas in Dagbon to come together and support the development of the Dagbon kingdom.

Chairman Yaw as affectionately said the only major issue now is NPP-NDC division among the youth and appealed to NDC supporters at Agboobloshie buried their difference and bitterness.

According to him, there are no Abudu-Andani among them anymore but the political differences are a nightmare for them. ” We lost four people during these needless political differences but the elders have advised that such hostilities be seized’; we have returned seized properties to owners as a sign of unity and hope for cool heads to prevail should there be a change of government, ” he stated.

The youth chairman pleaded to Ndan Ya- Naa to help them resolve the long-standing partisan dispute between NPP and NDC after every change of government.

The youth from the north residing at Agbogbloshie are sharply divided among themselves and engage in violence attacks over supremacy every four years in Accra.

According to the youth, Dagbon has come a long and such hostilities among them need to stop and called for an end to extreme partisanship that divides them in Accra.

Registrar of the Dagbon Traditional Council, Mr Alhassan Abdul Fatawu received the money on behalf of the committee at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi thanked the youth for their contribution.

The registrar said the tour around the resettlement site was important because those contributing towards the project need to have first-hand information of the site.  

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