Gov’t to honor Bunkprugu, Nakpanduri Chiefs as Peace Ambassadors

The Chairman of the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) who doubles as the Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Salifu Sa-eed has hinted that, government will soon honor the Paramount Chiefs of the Bunkprugu and Nakpanduri traditional areas, Alhaji Abuba Nasinmong and Na Golbilla II Daniel Kansuk respectively.

According to the minister, these two Chiefs have played some critical and significant roles in the process leading to forestall an everlasting peace in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district. “We owe you a lot as the Northern Regional Coordinating Council, we are going to use your gestures, the peace processes that you have done here and see how we can even use these clans as peace ambassadors and we would replicate same in Dagbon, Nanung and the Gonja traditional areas with the peace council, the peace group and also the paramount chiefs who have taken the lead, especially the Bunkprugu paramount Chief and the Nakpanduri paramount Chief, even though other Chiefs may have supported, I want to tell you that, at the appropriate time we would call you and give you a national award for your commitment and selfless and dedicated leadership that you have demonstrated” he said.

He continued that ”I also want to thank my mothers, the women who have come together and led the peace process, I learned you went round every household, talking and crying and weeping and appealing to the conscious of our people to accept peace, may God continue to bless you”.

Mr. Salifu Sa-eed was speaking to the Tanmung and Bauk clans who have been fighting and killing each other for over forty decades over the supremacy of a parcel of land in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district of the northern region. The two clans …the Tanmung and Bauk and the people of Najo No. 1 in the Nakpanduri traditional area resolved not to fight amongst themselves and held a blood burial on January 13, 2018 to mark the end of the intra-ethnic conflict.

The Northern Regional Minister indicated that, in order for government to fast track the development of the area, the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo has now been split into two different districts. He disclosed this why we now have the Bunkprugu district and the Yunyoo/Nasuan district.

According to him, this means that, the people now have two pots to feed on. “You now have a Vice President, you have a deputy Regional Minister and giving the fact that, President Nana Akuffo Addo is a listening government, the Overlord of the Mamprugu kingdom has requested the creation of a new region from the northern region, he wants the territories that fall within the Mamprugu traditional area to form a North East region. it means that, if there is peace, which you have demonstrated today, you have really proven beyond reasonable doubt for the region that you need and I am going to tell the president that, he should give you the region; because there would no more be curfew here, because there would no more be shooting here, because all the arrows, cutlasses, guns, and the bullets; I saw them buried today” he stated.

The REGSEC Chairman warned that, the security would henceforth ensure that, anybody who takes a gun and kill another person would be treated as a criminal matter and the law would deal with the person or group of persons.

He revealed that, President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo has declared this year as an action year, giving the fact, many of its flagship programs will be implemented this financial year. He assured the people that, government will ensure that, they get their share of the national cake.

 

story by: Mohammed Gadafi _ northstarfmonline.com, Ghana,Tamale

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