Thu, Feb

yaa naa mahama abukari II

  • “As I have said before, I am neither Abudu nor Andani, I am an ‘Abudani’, a person who stands for unity, reconciliation and progress in Dagbon,” - Pres Nana Akufo-Addo

    President Akufo-Addo has appealed to all sons and daughters of Dagbon to unite behind the new Yaa-Na, Mahama Abukari II, describing him as a man of experience and dignity who will discharge the duties of his new office with distinction.

  • Now is the time for all to forgive and forget, and may the reign of Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama bring peace and development not only to Dagbon but the entire north.

    Written By Razak El-Alawa - Not many believed that peace would truly come to Dagbon the way it happened in the past one and a half months, leading to the nomination and enskinment of a new Yaa Naa, to succeed the late Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II, who was murdered in March 2002 together with at least 30 of his elders.

  • One beautiful feature of the Dagbon Kingdom system is its centralised political system.

    “I know for certain that with a peaceful and a successful celebration of this year’s Fire Festival, Dagbon has been restored to its past glory”.

  • Dagbon today has adopted a new posture and dimension, the purpose of which is to promote unity among its citizens and ensure that nothing but development comes to the people.

    The celebration of the Damba festival attracted a varied range of personalities from all walks of life, including the President of the Republic, Prime Minister of Barbados, government officials, parliamentarians as well as foreign visitors. It was characterised by pomp and pageantry, showing its importance and beauty to everyone.

  • If we are to quantify the loss to the Dagbon State and other areas that are experiencing chieftaincy disputes and the general effect the disputes have on the Gross Domestic Product of the country, it will run into billions of Ghana cedis.

    For the first time in its 62 years of nationhood, Ghana held its Independence Day Parade in Tamale in the Northern Region.

  • The successful enskinment of Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama comes 17 years after his nephew, Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II, was killed at the Gbewaa Palace in a conflict in Yendi in March 2002.

    Yesterday, the people of Dagbon put behind them a bloody and protracted chieftaincy dispute with the ‘outdooring’ of a new Yaa Naa, Abukari Mahama II.

  • The visit became necessary following the restoration of peace after a two-decade chieftaincy dispute.

    The richness of culture, when allowed to be portrayed in an atmosphere of peace, is glamorously unveiled to show that peace is a virtue that cannot be toyed with since without it nothing good or beautiful can be promoted in society.

  • Disputes and wars everywhere are inimical to development and the prolonged conflict between the two main factions that were involved in the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis prevented much needed development in the capital, Yendi, and other areas in the traditional area.

    History was made yesterday when after a 17-year protracted chieftaincy dispute, the people of Dagbon were able to finally ‘outdoor’ Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama II as the overlord of the traditional area.

  • According to the Ya Na, Dagbon has gone through some difficult moments in recent times and nothing should be done to destroy the peace prevailing in the area.

    The Overlord of Dagbon, Ya Na, Abubakari Mahama, has called for a better relationship between the police and the public to foster peace in Dagbon.

  • The conferment, which took place on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the celebration of this year’s Damba Festival, in Yendi, the first time the festival is being celebrated in over thirty (30) years, ...

    The Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, has conferred the title ‘Dagbon Malti-Naa Abudani I’ on the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

  • Our languages might be many, and, sometimes, there might be mutual frustration at having difficulty in speaking each other’s language, and no one feels that more than I do, when I stand here in Tamale, unable to speak Dagbani, ...

    Speech By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, At The 62nd Independence Day Celebration Parade, At The Aliu Mahama Stadium, Tamale, On Wednesday, 6th March, 2019.

  • One Wiseman is an Oracle, Two wise men are Wizards, but Three Wisemen have the penchant for making History.

    Written By Abdul-Moomin Shahabdeen - Its been seventeen plantings and seventeen harvests since the last rays of daylight kissed our thick black skins! Seventeen straight years of wandering in the darkest of nights with the distant stars teasing lights from a distance we could never reach.

  • His ankadi will bind the rain, dry the muskets of his chomfo nima and cherlan nima, and the Lunsi knows to sing his tributes from that sacred hour, when the Guma Naa cooks the holy yams to pacify the royal lips.

    When the Namo Naa, Lord of the Drummer-Poets, senses in his spirit the rise of a new Yaa Naa, a new verse rises in his ears and he can feel the hairs bristle on the ancient skins of Sitobu.

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