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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.
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.
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.