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Gov’t wouldn’t succumbs to any pressure in ensuring peace in Dagbon-Minister


Government has hinted it would do everything possible within its power to bring lasting peace and unity among the people of Dagbon and its environs by ensuring that its plans to perform the final funeral rites of the late King of Dagbon, Ya-Yakubu Andani and Naa Mahamadu Abdulai are perform by November 2015.

Government hopes the performance of the funeral will pave way for the enskinment of a substantive Ya-Naa. The move according to government will bring a lasting peace to Dagbon and end the over a decade long chieftaincy dispute in Dagbon kingdom.

It also says that all funeral rites of chiefs who have passed on within the Dagbon traditional area will be performed in accordance with the customs and traditions of Dagbon.

Government further indicated that, it will not succumb to any pressure and excuses from detractors and trouble mongers who fuel chieftaincy-related violence for their own parochial interests.

 The Northern Regional minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna stated this when he addressed a gathering of prominent Islamic scholars including the chief Imam of the region Alhaji Ahmed Abdul Salam, representatives of the Anbariya sunni community, chiefs and other Muslim educationists at a residential dinner organized by a renowned Islamic scholar, Doctur Mohammed Ibrahim at his Vittin residence on Wednesday.

He told the gathering that government has resolve to do everything possible to unite Dagbon, in spite of some people who already initiate moves to thwart that effort, claiming in Dagbon tradition funeral cannot be perform during raining season. According to him, the reasons for such tradition was based on affording food for family members friends and sympathizers, but government is ready to take care of everyone come November this year. 

Alhaji Limuna bemoaned the impunity with which Muslims attack each other’s personality in the month of Ramadan contrary to the teachings of Islam. He enumerated politics, chieftaincy and land as the major causes of conflict within the region.

According to the Minister, the purse of the region is always empty because funds meant for development is always channeled to providing security for curfew areas in the Northern region.

He used the occasion to appeal to the chiefs and people of the region to pray for peace to return to their brothers in Bimbilla. Alhaji Limuna also sent a stern word of caution that his administration will not spare anyone who would disturb the peace the region is currently enjoying.     

the Ramandan dinner was organized by Doctur Ibrahim with the aim of  strengthening uniting among all Muslim sects  in the region. The Islamic scholar was not happy that a Muslim dominated community such as Tamale, internet fraud popularly referred to as Sakawa will gain notoriety and appealed to the regional coordinating council not to relent in their effort of combating such practices. “I was in in Saudi when i heard about videos of children in Tamale that went viral, daring the people in authority to questioned their behaviors; i felt bad, Doctur Ibrahim lamented.

He said the activities of Sakawa was eating up the moral fabric of the society, a situation he observed was dangerous. He therefore called on all Islamic clerics to come together and fight the internet fraud.

By; Ibrahim& Jamaldeen/



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