The Northern regional Minister, Salifu Sa-eed has called for collaborative effects among stakeholders in Dagbon to bring to an end the long protracted chieftaincy conflict in Dagbon.
According to him, Dagbon’s peace and total unity will translate into national unity alongside the attraction of the needed investors into the area and the country at large.
The minister however said this cannot be achieved without deliberate collaborative efforts to attain lasting peace.
Addressing a gallery of Chiefs and peace mongers at the launch of the Dagbon Peace and Progress Now initiative, Salifu Sa-eed described Dagbon as essential to the Northern region and thus is blessed with natural resources, but due to insecurity in the region, this can’t be harnessed.
A formal Northern regional Miniter, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna on behalf of his colleague former regional ministers called for the establishment of a bi-partisan committee to handle dagbon feud.
He advised government to strictly follow the existing roadmap and liaise with the kingmakers and religious leaders in from the area to find a lasting solution to the Dagbon chieftaincy feud.
The Northern regional director of the National Commission on Civic Education Alhaji NCCE Abdul Razak Saani lamented that, the Dagbon conflict had over the years deterred investors from the region thereby making the region one of the poorest in Country.
He challenged the youth to be committed to the peace building process in order to rekindle the interest of investor who will provide jobs for the teeming unemployed in the region.
The Dagbon peace and progress now initiative forms part of efforts by the Northern regional coordinating council and the Dagbon Malimi zungo to bring lasting peace to the Dagbon kingdom and is intended to unite Dagombas towards building a prospective industrious Dagbon kingdom.