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Ghana’s Consul General to Dubai enskinned as Chief



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The former Consul General to Dubai in the United Arab Emirate has been enskinned as Vittin-Lana IV (Chief of Vittin, a suburb of Tamale).Alhaji Abdulai Yakubu Sabonkudi was enskinned by the paramount chief of Tamale,  the  Gulkpegu Naa Alhaji Abdulai Alhassan at a colorful ceremony on Saturday. The chief described his enskinment as Allah's grace.

Becoming a leader, Alhaji Yakubu Sabonkudi, noted does not mean lording it over the people. He pledged to be a humble servant to the people in Vittin and Tamale as a whole. 

 Addressing the media, the vittin chief said his vision was to ensure that the lives of his people are improved and all school-going age children are in school.

The Vittin Lana who voluntarily resigned as Ghana's Consul General to Dubai to take up traditional role mentioned three critical areas he would focus his attention on. 

The chief, entrepreneur, lawyer, engineer and diplomat promised to tackle the mirage of challenges facing Vittin which is one of the peri-Urban communities with all the alacrity to alleviate the suffering of the people.

Finding funding for SMEs

The chief and entrepreneur observed that the major challenge confronting Small Scale Enterprises (SMEs) operators was finding funding to their business.

According to him, his leadership’s main target will focus more in providing financial support to young people and women to engage in valuable ventures to uplift their livelihoods. “We will try to engage all micro finance institutions to support business-oriented people to reduce unemployment rate among the people”, Vittin Lana stated. The support for young people and women, the chief noted, will go a long way in addressing household financial problems.


The chief observed that, there is no hundred percent school enrollment in the Vittin community which is in the Tamale metropolis and assured of his commitment to ensure that all school going age children who are not in school are enrolled in school. 

The chief said he would find out all out-of-school children due to financial problems in the community and liaise with parents and managers of senior high schools under his jurisdiction to ensure those students’ grievances are addressed through dialogue. He expressed regret about the recent Senior High School (SHS) students’ riots in the northern region and called on parents and guardians to educate their children on the need to resort to dialogue instead of violence in addressing their grievances.

Health care in Vittin 

On health, the new Vittin Chief recognized the difficulties facing some people in the area in accessing healthcare service and promised to support extremely needy people to register under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). He also urged those who can afford to endeavor to register with the NHIS  

Dignitaries present

The ceremony attracted hundreds of friends and professionals from various fields including academia. The government was represented by the Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, the deputy minister of Food and Agriculture and MP for Mion, Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan. The 2016 running mate of the New Patriotic Party presidential candidate, Nana Akufour Addo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also led some regional executives of the NPP to witness ceremony. The immediate past Secretary General of Africa Caribbean Pacific Countries, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, former Director General of CSRI-SARI and Veteran journalist, Gulkpegu Yeli vuhi Naa, Kwasi Pratt Junior were among the dignitaries.

Who is the New Vittin Chief

The former Dubai Consul General holds B.SC in building Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He was also called to the Ghana Bar after successfully completing the Ghana law school in 2000.

The chief is a qualified quantity surveyor, an engineer with the erstwhile State Construction Corporation where he worked for three years.

The chief was also a lecturer at Kaduna polytechnic in Nigeria for two years. The former Dubai consul General after spending several years of his work life in public sector went to sole proprietorship and managed MPC civil engineering Construction Company limited till 1989. 

He took break from MPC civil engineering to serve as Ghana's Consul General to Dubai in 2011. He is married with two wives with three children. 







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