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Champion crusade against bush burning-Kampakuya-Naa appeal to chiefs


The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai has appealed to chiefs (Nanima) and custodians of the land in the Northern Region to champion the crusade against bush burning to protect the environment.

The Regent also called for effective collaboration between ‘Nanima’ (Chiefs), security agencies and the environmental protection agency to help curb bush burning menace in the region.

December and January every year is noted to be the peak period of bush burning in the northern region and its effects on environment and farm produce over the years are devastating.

The Kampakuya-Naa who is also the acting president of Dagbon Traditional Council at a durbar of chiefs in Yendi to mark this year’s Damba festival calls for government intervention to prevent bush burning menace in the Dagbon traditional area.

On development, the regent of Dagbon commended government for the ongoing developmental projects in the northern region in spite of the economic challenges the country witnessed   last year.

The regent in a speech read for him by the registrar of Dagbon Tradion Council, expressed the hope that, the people in the region will witness the departure of the first flight to Mekka, come September 2015 when Tamale airport upgrading to international standard is completed.

Regent of Dagbon, also reminded government to find the perpetrators of the dastardly and cowardly murder of Yaa-Naa Andani Yakubu II, overlord of Dagbon and 29 of his elders and sympathizers at Gbewaa palace in Yendi twelve years ago. As if people were not satisfied, another gruesome murder of Gnanga-lana was recorded. Beyond the blatant impunity, the perpetrators, the state and the laws of Ghana are unable to or have refuse since.

 The regent said, the issue is still a serious concern that needs urgent attention and remains a potential threat to the national security. He urged government not to let the perpetrators who carry out the heinous crime twelve years ago go unpunished.

The people of Ghana and Dagbon in particular, the Kampakuya-Naa observed will find it unfair that, any person should be allowed to benefit from a crime willfully planned and executed




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