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.

Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has commissioned a project to connect Tunni, a community in the Gambaga Municipality of the North East Region, to the national electricity grid under the Rural Electrification Project.

The Project formed part of government’s vision to achieve universal electricity coverage and aims at connecting 622 communities in the Savannah, North East, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions by end of 2020.

Naba Asigri Abugragoe Azoka II, the Paramount Chief of the Bawku traditional area, on Friday called for peace among political parties in the Bawku area ahead of this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections in December.

Naba Azoka urged the dominant political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to foster peace among their members as that was the only way to create a peaceful political atmosphere for effective political activities.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between members of the Fulani ethnic group in the Mamprugu traditional area and the local chiefs following tension over alleged terrorism and non-payment of royalties.

The signing of the document was after an extensive meeting between the National Executives of Fulani welfare group, Tabital Pulaaku, and some senior members of the Mamprugu council at Nalerigu in the North-East Region.

The Gambaga and Nalerigu townships in the newly created North East Region, carved out of the Northern Region in 2018, are experiencing steady infrastructural developments across all sectors.

When the Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited the Region to access the progress of development a year on after it gained Regional status, it realized that major roads within the Regional capital, Nalerigu and the East Mamprusi Municipality were tarred, while others were at various levels of construction.

The secretary to the Chief of Gbintri in the Mamprugu Traditional area of the North East region has been murdered. 

Aremeyaw Nasigri was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Wednesday night at a drinking spot in the community. 

East Mamprusi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Abdul Nasir Baba who confirmed the incident to JoyNews, said the deceased was having drinks with his colleagues when the attackers arrived on a motorbike and shot him multiple times. 

The Overlord of the Mamprugu Kingdom, the Nayiri, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga wants government to take appropriate steps for work to resume on projects stalled at the Gambaga College of Education.

According to him, work came to a standstill immediately after the 2016 general election which saw contractors working on some infrastructure development vacate from site.

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