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20.11.2019 Regional News

Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresah Call For Peace In The Savannah Region

By Zion Abdul-Rauf
Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresah Call For Peace In The Savannah Region

The King and Overlord of the Gonja Traditional Area, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresah (I) has called on the people of the Savannah Region to embrace peace in the region.

He commended the committee set up to probe into the chieftaincy issues in the region to ensure peace in the Sonyo Traditional area.

Yagbonwura urged the committee to make sure other areas with similar chieftaincy issues are also resolved.

A speech read on his behalf by the registrar of the Gonjaland Traditional Council Mr Abutu Kapori on the theme; "Savannah Region,The Year Of Return: The Role of Gonjalanders", the Yagbonwura advocated for the need for peace since the region cannot develop without peace and unity.

The Yagbowura appealed to the Deputy Chief of staff, Lawyer Samuel Jinapor who represented President Akufo-Addo as a matter of urgency consider the Damongo water crisis situation which remain an albatross on the neck of the residents.

On the creation of constituencies and districts, the Yagbonwura said it is a key concern among the people of the Savannah Region to have more districts and constituencies created in region.

He mentioned the Kulaw area, Tuna area, Bamboi area and the Kusawgu - Tuluwe areas among others due to be considered for districts and constituencies.

The Special Guest of Honour for the Damba festival, Hon Adam Salifu Braimah who double as the Savannah Regional Minister addressing the chiefs and people at Yagbonwura's Damba festival at Damongo assured the Yagbonwura that the Damongo water situation will soon be a thing of the past.

Hon. Salifu said work will soon commence with laying of pipes from Yapei through to Damongo.

He further assured the Yagbonwura that interim measures are being put in place to end the struggle for water especially in the Damongo township since water tankers from the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will be deployed to Damongo as soon as possible in the coming days.

Touching on development, Hon. Salifu said work on the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has commenced and is expected to be completed in June 2020.

He preached for peace and said without peace development will always suffer in the Savannah Region.

Earlier in the day, former President John Dramani Mahama made a donation of 10bags of rice, 10 cartons of assorted drinks, 10 cartons of liquor drinks, 5 cartons of oil and a cash amount of Ghc5,000.00 to support the Yagbonwura towards the 2019 Damba celebration.

John Dramani Mahama was personally present at the Jakpa Palace to make the donation to the Yagbonwura.

The 2019 Damba festival saw many people across Ghana converge in Damongo with politicians from all the political parties fully represented.