Views: 1,506 Ishmael Junourgh, Bimbilla, April 27, 2019, Sun., 6:00am The Regent-Overlord of the Nanumba Traditional Council, His Royal Highness, Nyel...
Ishmael Junourgh, Bimbilla, April 27, 2019, Sun., 6:00am
The Regent-Overlord of the Nanumba Traditional Council, His Royal Highness, Nyelinboligu Naa Yakubu Andani Dasana has called for peace in the area.
The Overlord made this call during a peace concert organised by the collaborated effort of the Meet The Palace (MTP) and the Nanumba Traditional council, yesterday, (April 27, 2019) at Bimbilla, the capital of the Municipality in the Northern Region.
It must be noted that in 2014 unknown assailants murdered the late Overlord of the land, His Royal Highness Naa Andani Dasana Abdulai ll.
He, during his reign, was contested over the title and he won the case against his opponent, Nakpa Naa Salifu at the Supreme Court.
But, the arch-rival has since failed to abide by the ruling and the government has equally failed to enforce the rule of law to the latter, giving rise to periodic violence between the two factions in the area. The recent clash occurred a few months ago.
Against this background, the Regent said he had seen the need for the peace concert, dubbed “Nyelinboligu Peace Concert” under the theme: “Forgetting the losses, the way forward.”
In an interview, on the occasion grounds, the Regent said: “A decade of struggles has come to finality after the Supreme Court ruling over the rightful custodian of the overlord title and there is no longer reason for us to be quarreling and to be fighting.”
He said it was important for the government to enforce the rule of law for the peaceful coexistence of the people.
He stated that there was no need for anybody or group of individuals to still carry the mentality of “who is victorious and who is loser in the court case,” but both factions should come together for the Nanumba Traditional Council to have peace and a safe business eco-system.
The President of the Traditional Area pleaded with the politicians to stop meddling in the situation for “their selfish gains,” but should focus on how to consolidate the relative peace the area was now enjoying.
He added that he was ever ready to support government policies that would enhance the development of the area; create jobs for the youth and grow the business eco-system and on only such grounds would he support a political party over the others.
When asked, he acknowledged it would take him “wisdom and maturity” and those of the other key stakeholders of the area to sustain the peace.
He called on the government to complete the Eastern-Corridor road because it would promote the development of the Nanumba area; it would open job opportunities, and it will grow businesses.
He advised the youth to be law abiding and to be enduring through the curfew period.
The occasion attracted more participation and dignitaries from both the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress. (NDC)
However, the Minister of Defence who is the Member of Parliament, Dominic Nitiwul and the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed could not make it there in persons, instead, they were represented by the Municipal Chief Executive Abdulai Yaquob who stated equally important reasons for their failure to attend.
Representing the former president, John Dramani Mahama, the Chief Sarfo Azorka and Dr. Rashid Computer admonished the people to live in peace and not to allow the politicians to devide them.
They asked the youth to take their education seriously to become better future leaders.