The National Media Commission (NMC) has in consultations with President Akufo-Addo appointed Prof. Amin Alhassan as Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region, is feverishly getting ready to host the 62nd national Independence Day anniversary parade of the security agencies and schoolchildren.
The Northern Regional Police Command has expressed its sincerest apology to the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Naa Abubakari Mahama and the entire Kingdom for the unprofessional conduct exhibited by some police officers on Thursday 16th January 2020 at the Gbewaa Palace, Yendi.
Former President, John Agyekum Kufuor has indicated his strong ties with Dagbon and its people, saying the great ancient Kingdom deserves the support of all in Ghana to restore the area back to its former glory.
Lauding the chiefs and people of the Dagbon Kingdom at his residence in Accra during a courtesy call on him by, Yaa-Na Abukari Mahama II, former President Kufuor praised the people of Dagbon for their resilience and efforts in rebuilding the Kingdom after the sad incident that befell the traditional kingdom in 2002.
He therefore pledged his continuous support for the people of the area in their quest for peace and unity in Dagbon.
Former President Kufour said: "I set-up the Wuaku Commission, which did a fairly good job and I prayed many times on the issue until God revealed to me to tap the wisdom of these three great kings to help me resolve the issue".
He said when God revealed to him to set up the Committee of Eminent Chiefs, he realised that the decision was also in tandem with the long history of the kingdoms involved.
"The Nayiri is the senior brother of Yaa-Na according to tradition and Asanteman also has a long historic links with Dagbon, so it was perfectly well to solicit their wisdom and support in solving the problem’’, the former President hinted.
The former President expressed his happiness that the Dagbon people now have a Yaa-Na and pledged his support for Yaa-Na Abukari II and the Kingdom to succeed.
He linked his political career with the people of Dagbon and felt he is naturally bonded spiritually with the Dagbon kingdom, saying, "I am spiritually bonded with Dagbon and I always feel so’’.
The former President also commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his strong support for the cause of the Dagbon peace process.
Yaa-Na Abukarii II thanked former President Kufuor for his wisdom and support for the people of Dagbon during their hard times.
He described the former President as the architect of the current peace in Dagbon after the demise of the late Yaa-Na, due to his wisdom in setting-up the Asantehene led Committee of Eminent Chiefs, which produced the current peace.
According to the Yaa-Na, "former President Kufuor deserves our respect and praise for his fatherly wisdom in establishing the Committee of Eminent Chiefs’’.
The King told the former President that he was working to unite the people of Dagbon at this stage to bring real meaning to the peace process and that won’t happen overnight due to the long years of disturbance in the area.
"Your excellency, over the past year as leader of Dagbon, I am pre-occupied with the business of uniting our people and engendering the building blocks of peace for lasting peace and unity in Dagbon.
“This arduous task requires a lot of support and wisdom from people both within Dagbon and outside it’’, he said.
He therefore indicated that he would count on the support and wisdom of the former President whenever it was necessary.
Prof. Kwaku Ansah Asare, on behalf of the Kufuor Foundation and Montcrest University announced 10 scholarships for Dagbon students to study Law and Sociology in Montcrest University in honour of the Yaa-Na’s visit to the former President.
Yaa-Na Abukari II thanked the Foundation and Mountcrest University for the honour and indicated that the scholarships marked another great chapter in their relations.
He commended the former President and Mountcrest University for the scholarships indicating ‘’it will leave an indelible mark on this visit and the students would become useful citizens for our country in the future’’, he said.
The King of Dagbon, Yaa-Na Abubakari Mahama has launched a road safety campaign to safeguard lives ahead of the December elections.
The campaign seeks to engage political parties and their supporters to adopt road safety measures such as wearing of crash helmets, avoiding overloading and reckless riding of motorbikes on the road.
The Northern regional police command has apologised to the king of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abukari II, and the entire Dagbon kingdom following a raid at his palace by some officers who were pursuing an articulator driver.
In an apology letter signed by the Northern Regional police commander, COP Yoosa Bonga, the police administration assured the overlord that the officers who have been interdicted will be dealt with accordingly.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has urged the overlord of Dagbon, Ya Naa Abubakari Mahama II, to use his authority to urge members of his kingdom and Ghanaians to exercise tolerance and avoid provocation in their campaign ahead of the 2020 elections.
“I can only hope and pray that we apply strategy, mobilization and organization instead of force and violence during the upcoming elections,” the former President said.
Flt Lt Rawlings made the comments when Ya Naa Abubakari Mahama paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Accra on Friday.