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General News of Saturday, 19 January 2019

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Restore Dagbon back to normalcy now - Asantehene charges new Ya-Naa


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The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Chairman of the Eminent Chiefs who mediated over the protracted Dagbon Chieftaincy feud has challenged the New Ya-Naa, Ya-Naa Alhaj Abukari Mahama II to restore Dagbon back to normalcy, MyNewsGh.com reports.

A statement issued by the King and signed by his Chief of Staff, Kofi Badu he urged him to also use the the time tested Dagbon customs and traditions where only those who are to be enskinned as Ya-Naa’s shall come from GATE SKINS unless otherwise.

On his part, he promised the committee’s preparedness to engage the Ya-Na in resolving all outstanding issues pertaining including all the funerals of Princes and Elders of Dagbon and enskinnment of both Regents of Na Mahamadu Abdulai IV and Na Yakubu Andani ll and other regents

Read the full text of the release below;

The Committee of Eminent Chief’s chaired by His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene congratulate Na Alhaji Abukari Mahama, Yo-Na on his selection as the new Ya-Na of Dagbon.

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 Committee also expresses its heartfelt thanks to the Abudu and Andani Royal families especially the regents, Bolin-Lana Abdulai Mahamadu and Kampakuya-Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai for their understanding and cooperation in the performance of the funerals of both Na-Mahamadu Abdulai IV and Na Yakubu Andani II.

The Committee assures both families that upon completion of all customs and traditions in the enskinnment of the new Ya-Na, the Committee will engage the Ya-Na in resolving all outstanding issues pertaining, i.e all the funerals of Princes and Elders of Dagbon and enskinnment of both Regents of Na Mahamadu Abdulai IV and Na Yakubu Andani ll and other regents.

The Committee appeals to all Dagombas especially the Abudus and Andanis to accord the due recognition and obeisance to the new Ya-Na as we chart a new course for lasting peace in Dagbon.

The committee believes that we now have a good chance of restoring Dagbon back to normalcy by using the time tested Dagbon customs and traditions where only those who are to be enskinned as Ya-Na’s shall come from GATE SKINS unless otherwise.



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