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A statement sighted by DGN Online indicates that the King and president of the Gonja Traditional Council and president of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Bore Essa I, in consultation with the elders of the Gonja kingdom, has placed a ban on the celebration of Damba festival in the Bole Traditional Area.

Former President John Mahama has decried the existence of rival chiefs in a number of Gonja communities.

He indicated the phenomenon has over the years affected the peace in these communities, retarding development.

Mr. Mahama was speaking at the 43rd annual congress of the Gonjaland Youth Association in Damango.

The Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa I, Overlord of Gonjaland Traditional Council has announced the removal of Issahaku Abdulai Kant as chief of the Bole paramountcy, sparking renewed atmosphere of uncertainty in the small busy town already under a state of emergency following chieftaincy hostilities last year.

Many residents have been displaced following tensions between two factions which has led to the death of a young man in Daboya.

The Savannah Minister, Salifu Adam Braimah has deployed the military to the town to reduce the tension among the feuding factions.

Reports say the disagreement between the actions This is in relation to the demarcation of the North-East region.

The Chiefs and people of Gonjaland in the yet to be out-doored Savanna Region have unanimously endorsed a proposal from the Overlord of the area, Yagbonwura Tutumba Boressa, to government, asking for Damongo, the West Gonja district capital, to be made administrative capital of the new region.

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