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Bishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai, Catholic Bishop of the Yendi Diocese, has appealed to Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs to help Kingmakers of Dagbon to come out with a clear succession plan.

The plan, he said should clearly spell out the limitations of Regents on the throne, in an event of the death of their fathers, so that action could be expedited on the performance of funerals of the deceased Chiefs.

The King of Dagbon, Yaa-Na Abubakari Mahama has launched a road safety campaign to safeguard lives ahead of the December elections.

The campaign seeks to engage political parties and their supporters to adopt road safety measures such as wearing of crash helmets, avoiding overloading and reckless riding of motorbikes on the road.

The Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri Naa Bohugu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, has called on local and foreign investors to consider investing in the North East Region, as there is relative peace in the area.

He said the Mamprugu Traditional Council had put in place stringent measures to ensure that all communal disputes were resolved amicably to pave the way for investment and progress.

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.

One of the parliamentary seats that will be hotly contested for in the Northern Region in this year’s general election is that of Tamale Central.

The four-time National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has decided not to go for re-election.

The contest will, therefore, be between Mr Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala, who is the parliamentary candidate for the opposition NDC, and Dr Ibrahim Anyars Imoro, the parliamentary candidate for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO).

Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, a son of former Vice President Aliu Mahama Thursday morning picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming primaries of the New Patriotic Party in the Yendi Constituency of the Northern Region.

He was accompanied by his supporters to the Yendi Constituency office of the party where he picked the forms from the Constituency Secretary, Mr Fusheini Baba Zakaria.

The Karaga District in the Northern Region is set to benefit from an artificial turf from the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) Foundation.

This, according to a deputy Minister of Energy and parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party fin Karaga, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam Anta, is part of his ambition to give Karaga it’s share of the national cake.

He spoke at the sod-cutting ceremony of the project in Karaga.

Dr Aminu said when the project, when complete, will boost football in the constituency and other surrounding areas.

He expressed hope that the Karaga team would be promoted to division one.

The project is solely sponsored by GNPC foundation but Dr Amin promised to provide seats by the turf.

The contractor of the project, Eddy Donkor, appealed for cooperation from the community and promised to complete the project in four months.

Dr Amin Anta also used the occasion to appeal passionately to the people in the area to be peaceful and love one another.

He said without peace there could not be any meaningful development.

The Minister also promised to construct a community centre for the constituency, a children’s ward in the Karaga district hospital and also to help about 6000 women in the area with microfinancing so as to help boost the living standards of the women.

On education, Dr Amin Anta promise to establish before elections Anta Educational Fund with a seed capital of GHs100,000 to help in the payment of fees of students qualifying to enter the University.

He also pledged to give every teacher in the Karaga district one laptop. He said he would by March this year start with the first one hundred teachers and if he becomes the MP, every teacher for a laptop.

Dr Amin Anta further promised the people of Karaga with an FM station.

The regent of Karaga appealed to the contractor to consider picking the youth from the area in the construction process as many of them are employed.

The regent praised the NPP government for the developments of his area saying it was the NPP government that gave Karaga a district and a constituency.

source: citinewsroom.com