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General News of Saturday, 19 January 2019


Otumfuo congratulates newly installed Ya-Na

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has congratulated the newly selected Ya- Na of Dagbon, Na Alhaji Abukari Mahama for his victory. In a Press released copied to GhanaWeb, Otumfuo, on behalf of the Committee of Eminent Chiefs expressed gratitude to the Kingmakers of Dagon, led by Kuga-Na for a peaceful installation the of new Ya-Na.

“We thank the accredited elders (kingmakers) of Dagbon led by the Kuga-Na for having gone by the time-tested customs and traditions in the process of selecting the new Ya-Na”, the statement read.

The committee further appreciated the efforts of both the Abudu and Andani Royal families for their cooperation in the performance of the funerals of both Na-Mahamadu Abdulai IV and Na Yakubu Andani II.

In the same vein, President Akufo-Addo and Former President John Dramani Mahama have expressed excitement over the peace that has finally been restored at Dagbon following the people’s acceptance of the new Ya-Naa, the Savelugu Naa, Abubakari Mahama.

According to them, this peaceful installation is worth celebrating because decades of tensions and conflicts in Dagbon have come to an end.

“After many years of hard work, negotiations, long meetings, disagreements, traditional considerations and agreements, we celebrate the efforts of successive governments for this day” he posted on Facebook. The funeral for the late Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II who died in 2002 ended on Friday, January 18, 2019, with Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama elected to be the new overlord of Dagbon”, Former President John Dramani Mahama said.