The demand for accommodation has outstripped supply in the Yendi Municipality where all is set for the performance of funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV in the Old Gbewaa Palace.
About 10 standard Guests Houses including Kamil Legacy and Extra Quality in Yendi have been fully booked one week ahead.
This is caused by the influx of people in the Yendi Township leading to the funeral which begins on Thursday December 14 to 28, 2018.
Food Vendors, water suppliers, guinea fowl joints and telecommunication service providers are cashing in on the upcoming events.
The Metro Mass Transit Company Limited has increased the number of buses from Tamale to Yendi.
Some international and local media have pitched camp there to cover the events.
Residents of Yendi in an exclusive interview said they were over excited.
Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has reinforced security visibility in the Yendi Municipality.
Security personnel have been detailed at the Old Gbewaa Palace construction site, the Dagbon Regent's palace, the Abudus Head Mba Dugu Iddrisu Iddi' residence and at other critical installations.
The REGSEC Chairman, Salifu Sae-ed on a fact finding mission led a delegation to Yendi on Tuesday.
The delegation paid courtesy calls on the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya- Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani II, the Boling- Lana Mahamadu Abdulai and the Kuga-Naa.
Salifu Sae-ed at a media briefing at the forecourt of the Old Gbewaa Palace construction site expressed satisfaction in the progress made so far.
He commended all the major stakeholders in Dagbon for pledging their support to ensure a smooth transition of Dagbon from a state rancour to a state of genuine reconciliation and unity.
He reiterated the desire of government in collaboration with the three Eminent Kings Mediation Committee to permanently resolve the age-long chieftaincy impasse between the Abudus and the Andanis in Dagbon overtime.
Salifu Sae-ed reassured the people of Dagbon of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo's neutrality in handling the protracted Dagbon chieftaincy matters.
The Regional Minister re-echoed the need for peaceful coexistence in the Dagbon Traditional Area to attract investors and development partners.