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

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

The King and Overlord of the Gonja Traditional Area, Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa (I) and the Gonja Traditional Council have confirmed Chief Issahaku Abdulai Kant as the Bolewura and Paramount Chief of the Bole Traditional area.

Speaking at the Jakpa Palace in Damongo on Monday 20th July, 2020, to bring to an end the chieftaincy issues in the Bole traditional area, Yagbonwura Tuntumba said there were many issues resulted in the Bole Traditional Traditional area not recognising Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso (I).

The King and Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa (I) have assured former President John Dramani Mahama of his prayer and support for all his endeavours.

This came to light after John Mahama had a closed-door meeting with the Yagbonwura at the Jakpa Palace in Damongo on June 14, 2020.

The Paramount Chief of the Bole Traditional area Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso (I) has said former President John Dramani Mahama is a peaceful man and is very careful with his public utterances and has therefore urged the Youth of the Savannah Region to emulate the peaceful and positive demeanour of the former President and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Speaking when the National Executives of the Gonjaland Youth Association visited him at his Palace on Friday 23rd October 2020 to pay homage and to formally inform him about a peace walk in Bole organised by the Association on Saturday 24th October 2020, Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge (I) said Bole is very important in the politics of Ghana because former President John Dramani Mahama who is contesting the 2020 elections with President Nana Akufo-Addo hails from the town and that everything must be done to maintain peace before and after the 2020 elections.

The Bolewura called on the Youth of Gonjaland to always show in their actions that the peaceful former President John Dramani Mahama is from Bole and so the Youth of Bole would embrace peace and as well called on the Youth of Gonjaland especially those from the Bole Traditional area to be careful with their utterances in the run-up to the 2020 election.

He praised the people of Bole for embracing peace in Bole after some Chieftaincy problems that have now been resolved.

The Bolewura told the Executives of the Gonjaland Youth Association that they have access to every part of Bole for any activity related to the peace walk to help advocate for peace in the forthcoming election.

The President of the Gonjaland Youth Association Lawyer Mohammed Osman Amin speaking the Bolewura’s palace thanked the Bolewura for receiving the Association in his Traditional Area.

The Gonjaland Youth Association President further said they were in the Bolewura’s palace to inform him about their arrival and the activities for Saturday 24th October 2020.

Mr Mohammed said; “Some of the executives who couldn’t make it asked me whether we will be entering the Bolewura’s palace and I was very happy to hear such a question.”

He added; “I told them why not? because there is peace in Bole now and everybody is happy”.

Earlier the Gonjaland Youth Association had an engagement with media houses in the Savannah Region at “Green Lodge” in Bole town.

The meeting organised ahead of the peace walk discussed how the various media houses in the Region would report on stories that will not cause tension in the Region.

Speaking to Bole based Nkilgi FM, the President of the Gonjaland Youth Association, Mr Osman Mohammed Amin said the engagement is to have a word with the media house to help educate the public on the importance of peace before, during and after the elections.

The forum which had the security agencies present also enlightened the media personnel on how to keep the Region peaceful before, during and after the presidential and parliamentary elections.

An ultramodern Business Advisory/Resource Centre (BAC) has been commissioned and handed over to the West Gonja Municipal Assembly of the Savannah Region at a brief ceremony in Damongo on 17th June, 2020.

The project which is under the Youth in Entrepreneurship Programme was funded by the African Development Bank at the cost of GHc 2,140,492.32.

The Five (5) member Committee of eminent Gonja Chiefs put together by the President of the Gonja Traditional Council, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa (I) to resolve all Chieftaincy disputes in the Gonja Kingdom has held a meeting at Busunu in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region on Saturday 6th June, 2020 to set a final road map to end the Chieftaincy matter in the Bole Traditional area.

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