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Regent of Dagbon cautions journalists to be wary about their reportage on Dagbon issue


The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya Naa Abdulai Andani Yakubu has warned journalists in Ghana particularly those in the Northern Region to becareful about the way they report on Dagbon issues.

At a brief stop on Sunday to interact with some journalists at the Northern Regional Coordinating Council in Tamale before proceeding to Accra, the Kampakuya Naa urged journalists to do due diligence, that is check and cross check their facts on the ground before informing the public because of the sensitive nature of the Dagbon issue.

Though he praised the press, the traditional leader emphasized that reporters should not rely on hearsay in discharging their duties. “The issue of Dagbon is very sensitive, so we plead that you report what you have seen; don’t report things you hear from outside,” the Kampakuya Naa cautioned.

Such reportage the Kampakuya Naa noted does not help the development of Dagbon. The Dagbon Regent said such reportage could dent the image of Dagbon and the northern region as a whole.

The Kampakuya Naa who is also the acting president of the Dagbon traditional council pleaded with the people in the northern region to give their maximum support to the new regional minister, Mr Abdallah Abubakar to discharge his duties effectively.

According to the Dagbon Regent, the northern region is large and that Mr Abubakar assumed office in an election year, hence the need for everyone to support him to administer the region effectively.

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