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The King of the Dagbon state, Yaa Naa Abukari II, has called for peace between Anufuls and the Konkombas in the Chereponi township in the North East Region.

His call comes after renewed clashes between the two ethnic groups, which have left three people dead, and left several others displaced after their homes were set ablaze.

In a closed-door meeting with the Paramount Chiefs of the Konkombas and Anufos, as well as the District Chief Executives of Saboba and Chereponi, Yaa Naa Abukari II, said the two communities can only develop when peace prevails.

In a statement from the Dagbon Traditional Council, Yaa Naa reminded the chiefs and the two District Chief Executives that education is the key to development and with “this uncalled for disturbances in the area all schools are temporarily closed down.”

“His Majesty The Yaa-Naa Abukari II, the King of Dagbon Traditional area

Yaa Naa “also called on the leadership of Konkomba and Anufo in the Country and elsewhere to assist the chiefs in the conflict area to nib the violence about to start in the bud. He called on the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and his government to take a close watch at the security situation in the area.”

The violence at Chereponi started last Friday when unknown assailants opened fire on Nawieku, a Chokosi community in the district, injuring one person.

The following day, 75 military personnel and 40 police officers were deployed to the area following reported reprisal attacks.

The reprisal attacks continued over the next few days as residents fled the area.

Citi News reports indicate that most villages within the district have been deserted.

Some students of the Chereponi Senior High School fled the school premises following clashes in the town.

Eight arrests have so far been made after the violence.

Police have also called on the leaders of both Anuful and Konkombas to talk to their people and call them to order.

source: ghanaweb.com

Madam Stephanie Sullivan, United States Ambassador to Ghana on Friday paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of Dagbon Kingdom, Ya-Na Mahama Abukari (II) at the Gbewaa Palace at Yendi to congratulate him on his ascension to the skin.

Naa Alhassan Andani, chief of Pishigu, has set out to promote improved sanitation practices and access to quality basic education within his jurisdiction as part of efforts to foster development.

To this end, he has presented sanitation equipment including rakes and wheelbarrows to areas in the Pishigu Township in the Karaga District of the Northern Region.

He has also presented quantities of dual desks to Pishigu D/A Primary School for use by pupils, who currently sit on the bare floor for classes.

Naa Andani, who is also Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, presented the sanitation equipment and furniture to his subjects at Pishigu on Monday assuring them of continuing in his efforts to bring development to the area.

He spoke of the need to practise good sanitation urging residents to inculcate the habit of keeping their communities clean to avoid diseases.

Naa Andani also pledge to support the school with reading materials to help improve education in the area urging parents to support the education of their children to secure their future.

He also inspected ongoing work on the construction of a dam at Pishigu as part of government’s One-Village One-Dam project urging the contractor to adhere to best standards to ensure that the dam was of high quality to contain enough water to address the needs of the people.

He spoke about the lack of access to potable water at Pishigu expressing gratitude to the government for constructing the dam in the area saying it would go a long way to bring relief to the people in terms of access to water.

Mr Alhassan Yakubu, Assembly Member for Pishigu Electoral Area, commended the chief for his efforts to bring development to the area saying the sanitation equipment would be distributed amongst the various zones in the town to use to keep their communities clean.

Mr Zakaria Issah, Head-teacher of Pishigu D/A Primary School, expressed gratitude to the chief for coming to the aid of pupils of the school saying the furniture would help in improving teaching and learning at the school.

source: ghanaweb.com

An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.

Majeed Waris is heading for a messy divorce after just 16 months of marriage as the Ghana striker is now being denied access to his son by his wife, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

Ghana forward Majeed Waris has reported as FC Porto returned to work Monday at the Center for Training and Sports Training PortoGaia, in Olival. After a day off, Sérgio Conceição trained in the morning and afternoon as they began preparations ahead of the new season.

Chief Azorka who is the 1st National Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress Chief Azorka says his boys are not a vigilante or militia group as they have been tagged.

The Azorka boys have been identified as one of the political vigilant

Former President John Dramani Mahama is leading with 95.24% in the National Democratic Congress flagbearer race.

Provisional results from the party’s headquarters indicate that the former President is leading his contenders with 213,443 followed by Joshua Alabi with 3,399 representing 1.516%.

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin is third with 2,313 votes representing 1.032%, followed by Gossie Tanoh with 2,038 votes representing 0.909%.

Dr. Ekwow Spio-Gabrah is in the fifth position with 1,457 representing 0.650%, followed by Sylvester Mensah with 932 representing 0.415% and Nurudeen Iddrisu with 519 representing 0.231%.

The Electoral Commission is yet to release the official results. Visit Ghanaweb for more updates.

source: ghanaweb.com

The First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu has ordered the Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, to leave the floor of parliament on Wednesday, 6 February 2019.

He was sent out of the chamber for disrupting proceedings.

The incident happened after the Majority Caucus had moved a motion demanding that the Minority apologise to the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhassan Seyram, for describing her as a "bloody widow" at her swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, 5 February 2019.

Osei-Owusu, who found the conduct of the Tamale North MP, Alhassan Suhuyini unparliamentary, asked him to walk out

He said: "Honourable Member for Tamale North, Kindly leave the house."

The NDC MPs waved placards with the inscription "bloody widow" before they boycotted Lydia Alhassan's swearing-in as the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon.

The Minority staged a walk-out on Tuesday, February 5 when the Speaker introduced the Lydia Alhassan Seyram to be sworn-in.

The Minority MPs said they boycotted Alhassan's investiture because they did not want to give credence to her victory in the by-election which was characterised by violence.

The Majority First Deputy Chief Whip, Matthew Nyindam moved a motion on the floor of parliament asking the Minority to apologise to Madam Alhassan.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Matthew Nyindam, described the Minority's tag on the Ayawaso MP as an attack on women in parliament which is also a discrimination against women at large, quoting article (12)clause (2) of the constitution.

source: ghanaweb.com