SONA 2019: Independence day to be held in Tamale

SONA 2019: Independence day to be held in Tamale

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that March 2019's Independence day celebrations would be held in the Northern regional capital, Tamale.

This is believed to be a move from the presidency to help sustain the peace and reconciliation that took place among the Abudus and Andani's who until the reconciliation were at war with each other.

The president disclosed this when he delivered his third State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

SONA 2019: Independence day to be held in Tamale

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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“In order to reinforce and support the process of reconciliation and the restoration of peace in Dagbon, I have decided that this year, the official 62 Independence Day celebration will be held in Tamale on 6th March.

“This will be the first time in our nation’s History that the celebrations is being held outside out national capital of Accra and I am very much looking forward to it,” Akufo-Addo noted.

The government through a Commission of Chiefs led by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, a new Ya-Na was enskinned for the people of Dagbon in January 2019.

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This brings to an end more than a decade of feuding between the Abudu and Andani gates following the murder of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani in 2002.

The President who was in Yendi to witness the ceremony said he does not look to be awarded any accolades or special titles but was happy that the long years of feud have come to an end.

Akufo-Addo expressed the hope that the long-running feud that was a blight on Dagbon and Ghana, which had dragged down the development process in our country could be resolved with the installation of the new Ya-Na.

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