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Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa I, King and President of the Gonja Traditional Council has been unanimously confirmed the president of the newly inaugurated Savannah Regional House of Chiefs.

In a similar light, the Paramount Chief of the Buipe Traditional Area and Vice President of the Gonja Traditional Council, Buipewura Abdulai Mahama Jinapor II, was confirmed as the Vice President of the Savannah Regional House Chiefs.

The other National Representatives of the Savannah Regional House Chiefs are the Paramount Chief of the Kpembe Traditional Area, Kpembewura Bangbage(IV); Paramount Chief of Kusawgu Traditional Area, Kusawgu Wura Sulemana Samuel Kunkarga; Paramount Chief of Kong Traditional Area, Kongwura Adamu Seidu Jinkurige I and Kikpandewura Kanyiti II of the Kikpandi Traditional Area, who is representing the Chiefs from North Moi Traditional Council.

The Electoral Commission confirmed the nominees at a short ceremony held at the Eco Lodge in Damongo, the Savannah Regional Capital.

The five confirmed nominees headed by Yagbonwura are to represent the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs at the National House of Chiefs. They are also to represent the voices of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs at the National level.

In a speech read on his behalf by Buipewura Abdulai Mahama Jinapor II, the confirmed president of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs -His Royal Majesty Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa I called on the house to support the newly confirmed leadership to cause a change and bring massive social, cultural, economic and traditional development to the people of the Savannah Region.

He prompted members that, in due course, various committees of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs would be put in place entreating the house to give out their best when the time comes.

"...In due course, various committees of the house will be put in place and all members should be enduring and preparing your minds and body to effectively execute in full capacity to the best of your knowledge in the committees in other to provide the necessary development to enhance livelihoods in the Savannah Region. Though am convinced with the tangent we are trekking on, I entreat all members to deliver devoid of any element of bias and influence as you assume responsibility," he said.

He admonished members and Particularly, the youth to embrace peace before, during and after the December polls.

The king commended the Inaugural Planning Committee Chairman, Kpembewura and all the committee members for demonstrating competence in the discharge of their duties.

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia inaugurated the new Regional House of Chief for the Savannah Region following the creation of the Savannah Region.

Hitherto, traditional rulers in the Savannah Region belonged to the former Northern Regional House of Chiefs, which has been reconstituted to reflect its new status.

In all,34 members including Yagbonwura constitute the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs. Eight out of the total number are, however, co-opted members without voting rights leaving a total of 26 members with voting rights.

Bole Traditional Council, however, boycotted the meeting pending some unresolved issues they submitted to the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs for redress.

source: ghanaweb.com

Yoo-Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai has stated that the people of Dagbon need developmental projects and not political violence.

“We need good roads, educational and health facilities, Agricultural inputs and not Political Violence that will retard our progress”.

Yoo-Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai stated this when a team of Yendi Peace Centre led by Bishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Naa Bishop of Yendi, Catholic Bishop of Yendi Diocese called on him at Savelugu in the Northern Region.

He said it is important for politicians to use decent words during their political Campaigns nationwide to avoid conflict and urged them to ensure peace before, during, and after the December 2020 elections.

He expressed happiness that the Bishop and the members of the Yendi Peace Centre were in Savelugu to visit him and reminded them to do more at various flashpoints by organizing workshops on peaceful elections.

He commended the Yendi Peace Centre for educating the people on peace and urged them to work harder to sustain the peace in the area.

Bishop Boi-Naa said they were happy to meet him after meeting Ya-Na Abukari II and the Northern Regional Minister Mr Salifu Saeed on different dates about their work.

source: ghanweb.com

The Savannah Regional House of Chiefs has elected and confirmed five (5) prominent Chiefs to represent the region at the National House of Chiefs meetings at its maiden meeting on Wednesday 21st October, 2020 as the Bole Traditional Council boycotts the meeting.

The President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa (I) in an address read on his behalf by Buipewura Jinapor (II), Vice- President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs, congratulated members of the house for the excellent participation during the inauguration of the house last month that was attended by Vice- President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and further congratulated the inauguration planning committee headed by the Kpembewura for demonstrating competence in the discharge of their duties during the ceremony.

Buipewura added that the purpose of the first-ever meeting held after the inauguration is to confirm the nomination of the elected representatives of the region to the national house of Chiefs who will serve as the mouthpiece of the region adding that the activity is carried out to satisfy the constitutional requirements and officially give recognition to members representing the voice of the newly created Savannah region at the national house of chiefs.

Buipewura Abudulai Jinapor (I) used the occasion to announce to the house that he (Buipewura Jinapor II) has been selected as the Vice-President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs and also urged members of the house to cause a change that will bring massive social, cultural, economic and traditional development to the people of the Savannah Region.

He reminded the house about the need to ensure that election 2020 is free and fair by contributing their quota through the control of their statements to the general public, preach against politics of insults and attacks and further urged the youth not to allow any politician to use them for their parochial interest to stir up any unpleasant environment before, during and after the elections since the ultimate goal for Ghana is to choose the president and members of Parliament in peace, harmony and in unity.

Elections were not conducted even though the electoral commission was at the venue as all the 5 nominated members were confirmed after the house had agreed to do so. The five prominent Chiefs include Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor (II), Kpembewura Ndefoso Babange (IV), Kikpandewura Kanyiti (II), Kongwura Jinkurge (I) and Kusawguwura Kunkarga (I).

Meanwhile, the Bole Traditional Council has boycotted the meetings of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs until a petition they forwarded to the Savannah Regional House of Chief is given attention.

The Savannah Regional House of Chiefs has elected and confirmed five (5) prominent Chiefs to represent the region at the National House of Chiefs meetings at its maiden meeting on Wednesday 21st October, 2020 as the Bole Traditional Council boycotts the meeting.

The President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa (I) in an address read on his behalf by Buipewura Jinapor (II), Vice- President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs, congratulated members of the house for the excellent participation during the inauguration of the house last month that was attended by Vice- President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and further congratulated the inauguration planning committee headed by the Kpembewura for demonstrating competence in the discharge of their duties during the ceremony.

Buipewura added that the purpose of the first-ever meeting held after the inauguration is to confirm the nomination of the elected representatives of the region to the national house of Chiefs who will serve as the mouthpiece of the region adding that the activity is carried out to satisfy the constitutional requirements and officially give recognition to members representing the voice of the newly created Savannah region at the national house of chiefs.

Buipewura Abudulai Jinapor (I) used the occasion to announce to the house that he (Buipewura Jinapor II) has been selected as the Vice-President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs and also urged members of the house to cause a change that will bring massive social, cultural, economic and traditional development to the people of the Savannah Region.

He reminded the house about the need to ensure that election 2020 is free and fair by contributing their quota through the control of their statements to the general public, preach against politics of insults and attacks and further urged the youth not to allow any politician to use them for their parochial interest to stir up any unpleasant environment before, during and after the elections since the ultimate goal for Ghana is to choose the president and members of Parliament in peace, harmony and in unity.

Elections were not conducted even though the electoral commission was at the venue as all the 5 nominated members were confirmed after the house had agreed to do so. The five prominent Chiefs include Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor (II), Kpembewura Ndefoso Babange (IV), Kikpandewura Kanyiti (II), Kongwura Jinkurge (I) and Kusawguwura Kunkarga (I).

Meanwhile, the Bole Traditional Council has boycotted the meetings of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs until a petition they forwarded to the Savannah Regional House of Chief is given attention.

source: ghanaweb.com

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 Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel has urged the police to play and achieve the mandate of ensuring peace in the country, especially during the upcoming elections on December 7.

Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, made the admonition on Thursday, October 22, 2020, when he led a delegation from the United Nations, to call on the Inspector of General Police and members of the Police Management Board.

Dr Ibn Chambas on Thursday also took part in the launch of "Ballots without Bullets" campaign, which is aimed at influencing public behaviour on the dangers posed by small arms proliferation.

At the event, he said the proliferation of small arms and light weapons remained a major challenge in the country.

“Small arms and light weapons are adjudged to be the most immediate security challenge in West Africa, fueling civil wars, organised criminal violence, insurgency and terrorist activities and posing great obstacles to sustainable security and development. The dangers of illicit proliferation, misuse and abuse of small arms and light weapons cannot be overemphasised,” he said.,” the Daily Graphic reported on Friday.

According to the report, Dr Ibn Chambas also said the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections presents Ghana with the opportunity to show to the world that it had matured democratically.

“If not properly managed, the threat of electoral violence risks rolling back the country’s development dividends,” he admonished.

source: ghanaweb.com

 

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.