President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II for assigning skins to two royals in Mion and Savelugu.
According to the president, the move is Yaa-Na's firm resolve to seal the process of reconciliation in Dagbon.
The president said that the overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, is to be applauded for moving quickly to accord Yakubu Abdulai Andani, formerly the Kampakuya Na, and Abdulai Mahamadu, formerly the Bolin Lana, their new positions in the traditional State of Dagbon.
“Today, Yakubu Abdulai Andani has become Yoo-Na of Savelugu, whist Abdulai Mahamadu is now Mion Lana," he noted.
President Akufo-Addo stressed that the newly-appointed kingsmen are both young men with bright, promising futures before them.
The president said that it was his expectation that they will help Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II lay the basis for the rapid development of Dagbon in unity and solidarity.
The Overlord of Dagbon gave colas to both the Kampakuya Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani and Bolin Lana Mahamadu Abdulai, a customary symbolism that implies they have been assigned to the gate skins of Mion and Savelugu.
The two royals will now choose the date of their coronation and inform the Gbewa Palace – the residence of the Overlord of Dagbon.
As part of a roadmap to firm up peace in the kingdom, Yaa Na Abukari II, the Overlord of Dagbon, on Sunday, February 24, 2019, assigned skins to two royals in Mion and Savelugu, all in the Northern Region.
The ceremony is expected to facilitate reconciliation in the traditional state that just emerged from a bitter long-drawn-out ethnic conflict.
After decades of conflict between the Abudus and Andanis, a Committee of Eminent Chiefs, led by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on November 16, 2018, made a declaration to bring finality to the more than decade-old fighting.
The Committee presented a road map to peace in the troubled kingdom to President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra.
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