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10.06.2009 Regional News

Tamale Disciplinary C'ttee Inaugurated

By Yakubu Abdul Majeed, Tamale - newtimesonline.com
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A twenty-five member committee has been inaugurated in Tamale to help curb the growing indiscipline that has engulfed the metropolis. Alhaji Abdulai Haruna Friday, Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive, speaking at the inaugural ceremony, expressed worry about insecurity in the area and urged all, especially opinion leaders, to join forces to reverse the situation.

“As you are no doubt aware, Tamale in particular and Dagbon in general, has witnessed violence and insecurity at a rate not witnessed before in the history of the area,” he lamented.

That situation, he said, “has put the area in a bad light which we must all resolve to change for the better.”

Of late, Tamale has become a haven for lawlessness a situation that is undermining the peace and security of the area.

Recent political rivalry which led to unrest and chieftaincy disputes resulted in the burning down of houses, and in some cases deaths.

Improper disposal of waste and recklessness on the roads are other challenges that the committee has been tasked to address.

It is against this background that the committee made up the religious, traditional and civil society groups, has been charged to, among other things ensure peace, dialogue and unity in metropolis in order to promote development.

Alhaji Friday said it was the duty of the opinion leaders and the elderly in general to lay a solid foundation for the future generation, stressing that posterity would not forgive them should they fail to halt the disturbances and growing indiscipline.

The MCE reminded the committee members that the task that waited them was enormous and daunting but trusts that they Sheikn Ibrahim Basha, an Islamic preacher, advised the members to live up to their responsibility by working hard to achieve the objectives of the committee.

He also called on religious leaders to use their platforms to promote discipline and also pray for the sustenance of peace and development of the north and Ghana at large.

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