Ghana assembles in Yendi as outdooring of new Yaa Naa gets underway

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The Yendi township in the Northern Region is brimming and basking with activity as the whole of Ghana has converged there for the historic outdooring of the new Yaa Naa, Abukari Mahama.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ministers of state, Parliamentarians, religious leaders and traditional rulers among others are taking part in the event which will be underway any moment from now.

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says chiefs and traditional rulers from over 40 paramountcies are attending the ceremony, including the president of the National House of Chiefs Togbe Afede, the committee of Eminent Chiefs led by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the National Peace Council and other different groups.

The Minister who moved from the Northern Regional capital of Tamale this morning to Yendi said the event is almost underway and that the president is satisfied with the progress made in Dagbon so far.

‘’If you get to Tamale today as we speak, you will be amazed at the calm and lovely atmosphere that we are enjoying here. You won’t believe that these are brothers who have fought for decades. They are united and their differences have been buried and it is so heartwarming’’ the Minister said on Accra based Asempa Fm.

According to him, all the necessary traditional rites have been performed, adding that tomorrow’s event is to formally outdoor the new overlord of the Dagbon Kingdom.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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