President Mahama willing to solve Dagbon conflict

President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday promised the people of Dagbon that he would do everything possible under his power to help solve the protracted Dagbon crises.

He said “So far as I know, Dagbon is one, I don’t know Andani Dagbon and I don’t know Abudu Dagbon and there can be only one Dagbon only if all Dagombas come together.”

President Mahama stated this when he addressed a durbar of chiefs and people at the Tamale Jubilee park as part of his day’s tour of the region to thank them for their contribution towards the final funeral rites of late President John Evans Atta Mills.

It took over three and a half hours for the Presidential convoy to reach the Tamale Metropolis, as party supporters had filled the streets from the Tamale airport to the centre of the city.

President Mahama urged all the ethnic groups in the region to bury their differences and forge ahead to develop the area by eschewing conflicts and other negative tendencies that could undermine its growth and development.

He mentioned the Dagbon, Nanung and Buipe chieftaincy conflicts as some of the cases that needed to be resolved to ensure lasting peace and development in the region and beyond.

President Mahama commended the Northern Regional House of Chiefs for their tremendous support before and during the final funeral rites of late President Mills.

He said the 600 bed capacity Tamale Teaching Hospital the government had embarked on would be completed in November this year, while an additional 400 bedrooms would be constructed under the phase two of the project.

Yegbonwura Sulemena Jakpa Tutumba II, President of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs commended the government for the numerous development projects that had been doted throughout the region and particularly applauded the construction of the Tamale Teaching Hospital and the establishment of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).

He appealed to the President to institute measures to link the region with good roads and urged all the political parties in the country to conduct their campaigns peacefully.

Source: GNA

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