In The Spotlight
In quest to create jobs for the youth in the country, the Aliu Mahama Foundation is organising a training session for young women in shea butter soap making at Yendi in the Northern Region.
The participants, numbering about two hundred (200), are from Yendi and it's environs who need to be equipped with skills to locally manufacture soap using a common raw material, Shea butter.
A ceremony has been held in Tamale to mark the 16th anniversary of the passing of Ya-Naa Yakubu Andani II, the Overlord of Dagbon who was killed in 2002.
The occasion was used to call on government to live up to its responsibility and ensure that those responsible for the murder of the late overlord of the Dagbon were brought to justice.
The government’s inability to prosecute the people who murdered Dagbon Overlord, Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II, has been blamed for the “culture of impunity and recklessness” in the Northern Region.
The Andani royal family said the unresolved 2002 murder in Dagbon has fuelled a culture where the youth see nothing wrong with violence and impunity.
At a news conference in Yendi, the family has asked the current government to take up the matter and ensure the prosecution of the perpetrators.
The Andani family at the press conference
A Yendi Circuit Court has convicted 18 motorbike riders for various traffic offences in the Yendi Municipality of Northern Region. They include, Ibrahim Abdulai, Kwaku Jerry, Fuseini Alhassan, Yussif Iddrisu, Denis Nyaba, Salifu Adam Zibri,, Lukeman Mumuni, including others. Prosecuting. Inspector Grace Nutsugah told the court that on 15th March, 2018 at about 08:30am, the Yendi Divisional Police Command embarked on a special motor-bike exercise to clamp down indiscipline in the Yendi Municipality.
Inspector Grace Nutsugah said in course of the exercise 18 motor-bike riders were arrested some of their offences included riding bikes without crash helmet, unregistered motorbikes, some without riding licence, others without genuine documents, lack of road worthy certificates among others. She said the suspects were processed and arranged before the Yendi Circuit Court presided over by Mr William Twumasi Appiah.
The President of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Borisa , has urged the Commission of Enquiry into the creation of new regions to tread cautiously and take cognisance of the region’s ethnic diversity to ensure that the act of creating new regions do not lead to the loss of lands and other properties of the chiefs and people of the region.
He said though the demand for the creation of the new regions would bring governance closer to the people and accelerate development, there have been concerns expressed by some traditional areas which bordered on chieftaincy and land ownership which needed to be taken into consideration.