Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the McDan Group of Companies, Dr. Daniel McKorley has donated heavily towards the 2019 edition of the Damba Festival in the Northern Region.
Dr. McKorley who is also the Gugba Naa of Tamale donated cash and assorted items worth a whopping Gh¢50 000 to the Mion Lana at a brief but impressive ceremony.
Dr. McKorley who has a very soft spot for the chiefs and people of the Northern Region further indicated his resolve to invest Millions of Ghana Cedis towards enhancing and developing agribusiness in the area with the sole aim of creating wealth and jobs for the youth in the Region.
The Mion Lana, Abdulai Mahamadu who could not hide his joy, expressed his profound gratitude to Dr. Daniel McKorley saying he is a great blessing to the people of the Northern Region.
The Mion Lana further promised to release parcels of land to help facilitate the agribusiness agenda of Dr. McKorley, the Gugba Naa.
The Damba festival is celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Nalerigu, Tamale, and Wa in the Northern, North East, Savannah and Upper Regions of Ghana.
The name is damba in Dagbani, Damma in Mampruli and Jingbenti in Waali. The festival is celebrated in the Dagomba lunar month of Damba, corresponding to the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabia al-Awwal. Damba is celebrated to mark the birth and naming of Muhammad, but the actual content of the celebration is a glorification of the chieftaincy, not specific Islamic reasons.