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Gov’t commends Kampakuya Naa for his effort at ensuring peace in Dagbon


The Northern Regional Minister, Bede Ziedeng has commended the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya Naa Abdulai  Yakubu Andani for his effort towards ensuring absolute peace in the Dagbon traditional area.  

He said the Kampakuya Naa’s initiative to constitute a delegation made up of both Abudus and Andanis royal families to welcome him is highly commendable.

Mr. Bede Ziedeng made the commendation when he paid a working visit to  the Regent of Dagbon at the Gbewa palace in Yendi.

The visit was to enable the minister to formally introduce himself and his deputy, Alhaji Abdul-Basit Fuseini, to the regent following their appointments earlier this year.

The President, John Dramani Mahama according to the minister directed all his appointees to interact with all stakeholders within their jurisdictions, hence his visit to Gbewa palace.

“The whole country and the world were at peace when they heard that the Kampakuya Naa constituted a team of delegation to come to Tamale and welcome him (Bede Ziedeng) into the northern region’’; the minister noted.  “I need to commend him (Kampakuya Naa); I need to thank him sincerely for the good work he has done in welcoming the regional minister”; Mr. Bede Ziedeng stated.

The minister earlier postponed his visit to Yendi following little skirmishes that ensued between the two royal factions in Yendi some months ago.

The minister’s familiarization tour of the region was billed to start from the eastern corridor beginning from Yendi, but was curtailed by what the minister describe as unfortunate incident between the two main factions of Dagbon. Mr. Bed Ziedeng expressed optimism that, the two factions would always resort to dialogue rather than violent acts that would derail the development of the area.   On May 2 this year, the regent sent a delegation with representatives from the two feuding gates to Tamale to welcome the minister and to reiterate their resolve to co-operate with the government and the Committee of Eminent Chiefs to resolve the lingering Dagbon skin affair. The Kampakuya-Naa acknowledged the importance of peace to development and lamented the lack of progress in various Dagomba areas of the region.


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