The Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Tumtumba Boresa (I) has proposed Damongo in the West Gonja District to be named as the regional capital of the newly created Savanna region.
In a speech read on his behalf at the first post-referendum stakeholders’ forum of the Savanna region held in Damongo today 12th January 2019 on the theme; “Harnessing Development Potentials Through Unity In Diversity”,
Mr Bakari Sadik Nyari who read Yagbonwuras speech at the forum carries live by Nkilgi Fm at Bole emphasized without hesitation that Damongo is his choice as the regional capital.
“We have taken cognizance of all the diverse views being expressed in various spheres about the capital of the Savannah Region and wish to state without any hesitation that Damongo is our choice as Regional capital of the Savannah Region…”
The Deputy Chief of Staff Samuel Abu Jinapor who represented President Nana Akufo-Addo said the President is committed to developing all parts of Ghana and the creation of Regions is one of the pillars of his development agenda for Ghana.
He said the people of the Savannah Region need to be united because the people of the Savannah Region were united in fighting for the Region and ao should be united again to ensure the Savannah Region gets its share of development. Abu Jinapor said the Savannah Region will result in the shortening of roots from those who moved from the various parts of the Savannah to the Regional capital to seek for public service and that Regional offices will be created for all offices.
The Deputy Chief of Staff said the Savanna Region will be the best Region in terms of development in the nearest future. He entreated everyone not to ask what Savanna region cannot for them but to ask what we can do for the Savanna Region.
Chiefs from the Gonja Kingdom led by the Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa, the Buipewura and other paramount chiefs of Gonja were present.
Also attending the meeting were politicians, religious leaders, youth Associations and people across the Savanna regional catchment area were present at the forum.
Source: Nkilgi 103.7Fm, Bole/ Zion Abdul- Rauf
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