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26.10.2007 General News

Veep Urges Chiefs To Be Agents Of Peace

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Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, yesterday urged chiefs in the Dagbon Traditional Area to nurture the prevailing peace of the flash points of their localities to redeem the image of Dagombas as pro-violent.
     
'I am happy that peace is prevailing in Dagbon. It shows that we are one people and not violent' he said this when he paid a courtesy call on the regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Na, Abdulai Yakubu Andani.
     
Vice President Mahama is in the Northern Region as part of a six-day campaign tour to seek the favour of chiefs, opinion leaders and delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to win the flag bearer of the party at the December 22, 2007 Delegates' Congress.  He said the numerous conflicts in Dagbon did not augur well for the people.
     
Vice President Mahama said Yendi District was to be made a Municipality to pave the way for rapid socio-economic development.
     
Kampakuya-Na Andani, appealed to the Vice President to use his influence to improve on facilities at Dagbon State Secondary School.  He appealed for the provision of infrastructure, Communication and Telecommunication Centre, bus, Assembly Hall and improvement of water supply to the area.
     
Kampakuya-Na Andani also asked government to improve on the living conditions of the security agencies maintaining peace and stability at his palace such as replacement of the worn out tents, which serve as their abode.  An appeal was also made by some of the chiefs for a Teacher Training College for Yendi.
     
Vice President Mahama also inspected works on a Boys Dormitory and Science Laboratory at Zabzugu Senior High School at the cost of 5.8 billion cedis.  He asked the students to be disciplined and embrace their textbooks as their companions in order to make it in life.
     
Vice President Mahama commended the District Chief Executive, Alhaji Yakubu Bukari for being at the forefront of development.

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