|Government Commended For Peaceful Atmosphere|
|Monday, 07 December 2009 10:04|
The Regent of Dagbon in the Northern Region, Kampakuya-Naa Yakubu Abdulai Andani, yesterday lauded the government for ensuring peace and security and success chalked in the country.
The Regent also congratulated the good people of Ghana for their tolerance and patience during the last elections. ‘The calm way we managed the affairs to a peaceful end shows that Ghana is indeed the Black Star of Africa. Ghana shall always be a pacesetter,’ he stated.
The Regent made these remarks during a durbar of chiefs and people of Yendi in honour of President John Evans Atta Mills at Yendi in the Northern Region.
He underscored the importance of peace, saying ‘It is in an atmosphere of peace that development and progress can take place. I am proud to say that Dagbon is now enjoying easy calm as compared to the immediate past,’ he said.
Kampakuya-Naa, urged the government to ensure that the rule of law which is one principle of governance is enforced in order to sustain peace and tranquility in Dagbon and the entire nation.
The Chief appealed to the government to build a Teacher Training College in Yendi, an initiative by the late King, Ya-Na Andani Yakubu II in order to address the perpetual teacher shortage problem in the country.
He explained that when the training college is established, it will enable the products from the eight senior high schools, who graduate in the eastern corridor of Dagbon to be well trained as qualified teachers to man those schools.
The Chief also appealed to the government to provide all paramount chiefs in Dagbon with tractors as well as provide farmers with fertilisers for better productivity in rice and maize production.
In his response, President Mills said the government is committed in ensuring that all enjoy the national cake and noted the chief’s requests will be considered.
He called for peace in the area, saying without peace, developing the area will not be an easy task.
Source: ISD (Zakari Musah)