Violence erupts in Salaga over selection of Damongo as Regional capital for Savanna region, NPP offices burnt

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Violence has erupted at Salaga in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region over the selection of Damongo as the regional capital for the Savanna region.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and government today presented the Constitutional Instrument (CI) and attestation documents to the chiefs and people of the newly created Savanna Region at the Jubilee House today, Tuesday February 12, 2019.

The youth of Salaga are said to be angry that Damongo has been chosen to as the regional capital and have taken to destroying and burning properties of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the town.

This website is aware that executives of the NPP in the region are making frantic efforts to get the situation under control with the support of law enforcement agencies.

More on this developing story soon.


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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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