President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga II to help bring peace to Bawku in the neighbouring Upper East Region.
The protracted conflict has halted multiple economic activities in the area resulting in the transfer of several public sector workers to seek security in other regions.
Commissioning the RCC office complex in the North East Region, Akufo-Addo praised the Nayiri for the instrumental role he played in resolving the Dagbon chieftaincy dispute.
“Coming here, of course, my first port of call is to come and pay my respects to the Nayiri who has been such a strong partner of this government in the development of this region and also in brokering peace for us in Ghana.
“Nayiri was very instrumental amongst the three other eminent chiefs in bringing us to have peace in Dagbon and I know he is going to also be equally instrumental in making sure that we get peace in Bawku,” Akufo-Addo said.
On the issue of peace and security in the North East Region, the president has charged the residents to be vigilant about the terrorist attacks in neighbouring countries like Burkina Faso and report any suspicious activities.
“It is important that we remain vigilant and then we take the slogan that is been coined by the ministry of national security – see something, say something. Let us all take it to heart, and collaborate with the security officers to guarantee the peace and security and stability of our country,” he said.
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