Pres: I will sanction appointees who meddle in Dagbon chieftaincy crisis

The Regent of the Abudus, Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai, welcoming President Nana Addo Dankwa Akkufo Addo to his palace. Photo : Geoffrey Buta

The Regent of the Abudus, Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai, welcoming President Nana Addo Dankwa Akkufo Addo to his palace. Photo: Geoffrey Buta

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has vowed to sanction his appointees in the Dagbon area who try to use their position to meddle in the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis.

“I do not have any personal interest in the Dagbon chieftaincy and I would not expect any of my appointees to interfere in the crisis,” he cautioned.

President’s warning followed the revelation by the Regent of Dagbon Kampakuya -Na Abdulai Yakubu Andani that some government appointees were using their positions to meddle in the Dagbon crisis.

The regent alleged that in recent times, some government officials in the area were conniving with usurper chiefs in the Dagbon traditional area to foment trouble in Yendi.

“There is collaboration between some government officials with usurper chiefs to reconstruct two rooms in the Gbewaa Palace,” he stated.

That, Kampakuya Na said would not help in the peace process but would rather worsen the situation.

The regent blamed the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis on the interference of politicians over the years and that it was time they stayed away from traditional matters.

Kampakuya Na cautioned that no amount of force or political power can be used to resolve the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis and therefore appealed to the President to caution his appointees to stay clear the chieftaincy issues.

The President in response to the appeal cautioned that he would not hesitate to deal severely with any government official caught meddling in the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis.

He indicated his resolve to assist find lasting solutions to the age old Dagbon crisis.

President Akufo -Addo said his government would support traditional rulers and eminent chiefs to bring finality to Dagbon promblem.

He therefore entreated both gates to collaborate with the relevant traditional rulers and stakeholders to resolve it.

“My government is ready to support the activities that eminent chiefs together with the people Dagbon would roll out to address the chieftaincy crisis,” the President stated.

President Akufo Addo also promised to improve water suppli in the Yendi Municipality and its surrounding communities.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Yendi

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