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Finding lasting peace in Dagbon is one of my greatest achievements – Akufo-Addo

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President Akufo-Addo says finding lasting solution to the Dagbon crisis has been one of the greatest achievements of his first-term.

Presenting his final State of the Nation Address in Parliament today, January 5, 2021, said he is happy that people of Dagbon now live their normal lives.

He said government’s intervention to bring peace to Dagbon has been successful, saying “Our efforts bore fruits.”

He also expressed his gratitude to the three eminent chiefs, which comprise of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa I and Nayiri, Naa Bohogu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga for the roles they played in bringing to an end the protracted chieftaincy dispute at Dagbon.

The President said “Peace has been restored to Dagbon and my government will continue to work to sustain the peace of Dagbon.”

He also called the indigenes of the area to refrain from the use of violence to resolve issues, praising the people of Dagbon for their wiliness to allow peace to prevail in the area.

Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II who was the King of Dagbon, the traditional kingdom of the Dagomba people in northern Ghana from 1974 was assassinated on March 27, 2002.

After his (Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II) death, Dagbon became a centre of chieftaincy dispute and attempts by successive governments to resolve the issue proved unsuccessful until 2019.

Source: Ghana Waves

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