- Ya Na Abukari II has showered praise on President Akufo-Addo
- According to the Dagbon overlord, the entire traditional area is very grateful to Akufo-Addo for bringing peace to the area
- He also expressed appreciation to the NPP government for the development projects in the area
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The Overlord of Dagbon, His Majesty Ya Na Abukari II says the Kingdom is grateful to President Nana Akufo-Addo for the immense role he has played in ensuring peace in the kingdom.
Speaking during a courtesy call on him by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Gbewaa Palace on Thursday, September 3, 2020, Ya Na Abukari II expressed profound gratitude to Akufo-Addo.
"Today is a special day in the life of the people of the North. A moment of pride which reflects the development through which Yendi, and for that matter, Dagbon, has gone through the last three years," the Ya Na said.
"His Royal Majesty Ndan Ya Na Abukari II, wishes to express his gratitude for the inviable contribution of Dagbon Malti Naa I, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and the people for the ensuring peace we enjoy today in Dagbon."
The Ya Na continued his commendation of President Akuffo-Addo's commitment to the progress of Dagbon.
The Ya Na also commended Vice President Bawumia for his efforts at ensuring development in the north.
Addressing the Ya Na and his elders, Vice President Bawumia assured Dagbon and the entire northern regions of the NPP's commitment to ensure more development in the north.
Dr. Bawumia listed a number of development projects the NPP government has specifically undertaken in the north and the Yendi Kingdom.
In a statement made available to YEN.com.gh, the Vice President further announced that government is in discussion with the University of Development Studies (UDS) to set up a satellite campus in Yendi.
He also announced government's decision to convert the Pong Tamale Veterinary College into a university for agriculture.
The Vice President is on a working visit to the five northern regions of Ghana, where he is expected to meet chiefs and community leaders.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Bosiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has exhibited how rich he is on a live TV show in Kumasi.
Chairman Wontumi on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, showed gold bars on Wontumi TV in Kumasi.
The NPP stalwart is seen in a video that has gone viral on social media, Twitter specifically, screaming “this is solid money”.
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