The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has issued an Executive Order on the final road-map for the restoration of peace in Dagbon.
The Asantehene-led three eminent Kings Committee today, Wednesday, presented the road-map to the President at the Jubilee House.
The President’s Executive Order has paved the way for the performance of the funerals of the late two overlords of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Mahamudu Abdulai IV, and Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II in the old Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.
Chairman of the eminent Kings Committee, the Otumfour Osei Tutu II, at the ceremony at the Jubilee House, said the committee’s duty was to restore the customs and traditions of the Dagbon traditional area and restore peace there.
He said the report of the committee among other considerations was to give credence to the Supreme Court ruling that the late Yaa-Naa Mahamudu Abdulai IV died as a legitimate Yaa-Naa for which reason his funeral should be performed as such.
The Asantehene recounted the challenges encountered by the committee during the mediation processes which started as far back as the era of former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
He anticipated that Dagbon should have a new Yaa-Naa after the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II from January 4 to 18, 2019.
He announced that the committee’s work continues until a new Yaa-Naa is enskinned.
The Asantehene was emphatic that at no point was the committee influenced by any Head of State.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo described the final road-map to peace in Dagbon as a memorable occasion in his lifetime as President.
He commended former President John Agyekun Kufour for establishing the eminent Kings committee whose work according to the President has been vindicated.
He thanked the three eminent Kings for their tenacity and resilience even when the process appeared hopeless at some point.
President Nana Addo insisted the late two Yaa-Naas’ funerals should be performed in accordance with the customs and traditions of the Dagbon traditional area.
He pleaded that the enskinment of a new Yaa-Naa should be devoid of bloodshed.
“The Dagbon people must also be willing to give peace a chance.”
He asked the sons and daughters of the late two Overlords of Dagbon to rise above the tensions, and support efforts to ensure a lasting peace in Dagbon.
He said government would not relent in its efforts to permanently tackle the problem.
The Andanis were represented by HE. Vo-Naa Alhaji M. B Bawah, Warvi-Naa Andani Mahama, Lamashegu Naa, Alhaji Ziblim Abdulai, Zangbaling Regent, Yakubu Mahama, Tibung Regent, Abdulai Abukari, Gbermanda, Mahama Yakubu and Saha-Naa Abdul Latif Abubakari.
The Abudus were represented by the Regent of Regent of Tolon, Retired Major Sulemana Abubakari, Nantong, Saaka Sulemana, Diare Regent, Abubakari Abdulai, Mba Dugu, Iddrisu Iddi, Bo-Naa Alhassan Bukari, Kunkon-Lana Abdulai Yakubu, Banvim-Lana Mahama Abdulai and Korli Regent, Mahama Mahama.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah |citinewsroom.com | Ghana