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The King of Dagbon, His Majesty Ya Na Abukari II, says the Kingdom is grateful to President Nana Akufo-Addo for the immense role he has played in ensuring peace in the Kingdom.

Speaking during a courtesy call on him by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Gbewaa Palace on Thursday, September 3, 2020, Ya Na Abukari II expressed profound gratitude to President Akufo-Addo and the government for the wind of peace blowing in the Dagbon Kingdom, as well as his commitment to the development of the area.

The Mion Lana, His Eminence Alhaji Abdulai Mahamadu III, has described the policies and programmes of the governing New Patriotic Party as “people-centred”, achieving “positive, far-reaching impacts” across the nation.

“Though I am a chief and without political inclination, permit me to say that the NPP government’s policies and programmes are truly people centred,” the Mion Lana declared on Thursday, September 3, when the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, paid a courtesy call on him at the beginning of a 10-day working visit to the five northern regions.

The King and Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Abukari II, has been praised for bringing peace to the Dagbon Kingdom and by extension the entire Northern Region.

The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies (JGC), Dr Joseph Siaw-Agyepong, made the commendation when he led a high-powered delegation accompanied by the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu-Sa-eed, to pay homage to the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Abukari II, in his Gbewaa Palace in Yendi in the Northern Region.

He said the current peace in Dagbon, and for that matter, the whole of the Northern Region will help woo investors into the region to bring about development.

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso is on the verge of swapping the Spanish La Liga for the Chinese Super League (CSL) after agreeing personal terms with Jiangsu Suning.

Wakaso, 29, was entering into the final year of his three-year deal with Deportivo Alaves, but he will now depart midway through the season after the two clubs reached an agreement.

The deal is subject to the 29-year-old passing a medical.

Former Black Stars goalkeeper, Abubakari Damba is advocating for a national policy to be adopted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to address the country’s penalty woes.

Almost all Ghana’s national teams, as well as clubs, have a deficiency when it comes to deciding matches via the penalty shootout. The male national team has lost finals of the Africa Cup of Nations because of penalties with many raising concerns that the players lack the technique to execute from 12 yards.

The recent failure of a national team last weekend when the Black Stars B team lost the final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations to Senegal on penalties, missing out on winning a third successive title in the process.

Sharing his thought on the back of the defeat, Coach Abubakari Damba has noted that the football governing body should adopt a policy that will constituent penalty shootout into the local league to ensure players constantly practice and master the craft.

“It is up to the FA and the directorate to couch a policy and to accept this particular policy.

“For me it is up to us to discuss it and it is important we discuss it. The point, it’s a good point that when we make it a national issue that penalty shootout should be part and parcel of our league system”, Damba shared in an interview with Angel FM.

He added, “It can improve upon the penalty shootouts and it will make it compulsory that every coach and every team will gear themselves up and buckle their belts up when it comes to a penalty shootout.

“So more practice and more emphasis will be put on penalty shootouts”.

source: ghanaweb.com

The Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, will this year host the first edition of the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC), Ghana Fastest Human race on Saturday, April 27.

The event is expected to attract runners from the Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions, to battle for places in the national event later in the year.


The Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Mr John Jabaah Benam, has advised Ghanaian youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to foment trouble during the 2020 general election.

He reminded them that Ghana was the only country we could all call home and be proud of, so they should not engage in any unlawful act that would disturb the peace currently being enjoyed.

A pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth group known as Coalition of Patriots 4 Victory based in Yendi has recognized and honored Alhaj Baba Osman Daney for his exceptional leadership qualities and contribution to the development of the party.

Alhaj Baba Osman Daney, as the Chief Executive Officer of the first-ever Commercial Radio Station (Dasuma Radio) in the entire Eastern Corridor Enclave and also a former aspirant in the last NPP parliamentary primaries is noted for his generosity, selflessness and commitment to the course of the New Patriotic Party and the general well-being of the people.

The Municipal Chief Executive of the Sagnarigu municipality, Hajia Mariam Iddrisu has been appointed to be part of the Northern Regional campaign team of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), who will be championing the party's campaign ahead of the 2020 general elections.

Hajia Mariam was specifically appointed into the campaign team to represent the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) of the Region.