“Lets Celebrate Bugum Festival Peacefully” - Mustapha Ali
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Northern Regional Minister
Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, Northern Regional Minister has called on the Chiefs and people of Dagbon to hold this year’s celebration of their annual "Bungum", fire festival peacefully and devoid of any nasty incidents.
He urged them to add colour, pomp and pageantry to the festival to make it attractive to the numerous football funs that would be coming to watch the Ghana 2008.
Alhaji Idris was addressing a meeting of the Abudu and Andani Royal gates in Tamale to solicit their support, advice and opinion as to how effective and peaceful they could collaborate with the Northern Regional Security Council (RESEC) to make the fire festival a peaceful one.
The Regional Minister said in view of Ghana 2008, it was necessary to solicit the support of the chiefs to ensure that there was proper maintenance of law and order in the Metropolis in order not to send wrong signals to the visitors coming for the football tournament.
He appealed to the youth to exercise restraint and avoid carrying offensive weapons during the celebration of the festival.
Kumbungu Na Iddi Abu on behalf of the two royal gates pledged to cooperate with the RESEC to ensure the celebration of a peaceful fire festival.