The King of Dagbon, His Royal Eminence Ya Naa Abukari Mahama II on Saturday climaxed the annual Damba festival of the chiefs and people of Dagbon at a colourful and well attended ceremony in Yendi.

Damba signifies the birth and naming of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW) by Dagbamba in the Northern Region, Mamprusi in the North East Region, Gonjas in the Savannah Region and the Waala in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

The king of Dagbon, Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, has conferred the title ‘Dagbon Malti-Naa Abudani I’ on the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The conferment, which took place on Saturday, 16th November, 2019, at the celebration of this year’s Damba Festival, in Yendi, the first time the festival is being celebrated in over thirty (30) years, is in recognition of the role President Akufo-Addo has played in bringing last peace to Dagbon.

The planning committee of the 2019 Damba festival is using the celebration to consolidate peace and security in the Dagbon.

According to the Chairman, of the Logistics sub-committee for this year’s Damba, Sintaro Mahama, the festival is significant because it is the first time in nearly two decades that Dagombas are celebrating Damba under a single authority.

He was speaking in an interview with Radio Ghana in Tamale.