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Damba Festival Ends Peacefully In Dagbon


Thousands of people, many in their traditional attires thronged the main streets of Tamale to celebrate the last day of the Damba festival dubbed BELKULSI.
All major palaces in Tamale were inundated with celebrates as they drummed and danced to traditional music.
On Saturday the regent of Dagbon called for peace during the festival when the people of Tamale took part in the second day of the Damba called Naa Damba at Yendi.
This year’s festival was celebrated in a very peaceful atmosphere except concerns about people wielding guns and musketry when they were not supposed to do so.
The festival is celebrated in three parts. The somo Damba comes a week before the Naa Damba and the BELKULSI signifies the end of the festival.
The Naa Damba is the most attractive of all and is often concentrated at the palaces of the chiefs. Tamale Metro Police Commander, Caesar Abanga told ZAA radio that the event was peaceful and successful.
This is the first time in several years that the festival was celebrated in a  very peaceful atmosphere.
Our correspondent from Yendi also reportd that the event was very peaceful and attracted ministers of state including the communications minister, Haruna Iddirisu.
Reports from other parts of Dagbon were also positive about the damba celebration. ]]>

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