Salifu Saeed at the palace of Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boru-Essa in Damongo
The Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boru-Essa II has appealed to government to, as a matter of urgency, provide the people of Gonjaland with potable water.
According to the overlord, the main problem affecting his people is the lack of potable water in the various communities in Gonjaland.
“Our main problem is the acute water shortage. I appeal to your Excellency to come to our aid.”
The Yagbonwura was full of praise for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for appointing northerners to serve in his government.
He was optimistic the government would deliver on its promises to the people of Gonjaland and the Northern Region as a whole.
The Yagbonwura, who doubles as president of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, said, “I will use my outfit to ensure and promote peace, development and tranquility in the Northern Region.”
The Yagbonwura made this known through his aide Kapori Abudu at Damongo when the Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed toured the various constituencies to introduce himself to the people and obtain at first-hand the numerous problems in their communities.
The Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boru-Essa II made the minister a Gonja man to the admiration of the gathering.
Mr. Saeed further appealed to the king to release land for the many developmental projects that President Akufo-Addo had earmarked for the area.
According to him, government’s vision is to make traditional rulers act as business ambassadors who would be supported to travel abroad to woo investors, if the need arises.
The Minister was accompanied by the Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bugri Naabu, the Regional Organizer of the NPP Alhaji Hindu, leading members of the NPP, Dr Clifford Braimah and Dr Achensu, constituency executives and members of the NPP Gonjaland Network Association.
The Minister earlier participated in the funeral of the late Northern Regional Auditor, Abdul-Samed Abdul-Rahaman.
He said deceased served his nation diligently and became a role model for the youth.
Mr Saeed also consoled the bereaved family and appealed to the religious leaders to pray for the departed soul and the region.
From Eric Kombat, Damongo