The Dagbon-overlord, Ya-Na Mahama Abukari II, has appealed to the Nana Akuffo government to prioritize agriculture which is the preoccupation of the indigenes of the area.
He said interventions such as electricity supply would help farmers by way of facilitating the processing of produces or adding value to their commodities for better pricing and acceptability.
He also wants roads linking Dagbon to other parts of the country to be opened up in order to benefit the farmers.
Ya-na Abukari made the appeal when President Akuffo Addo called on him at the Gbewaa palace in Yendi, the traditional capital of the Dagomba people on Wednesday.
The courtesy call, formed part of the President’s three day working visit to the Northern, Savanna and North East Regions where he cut sod or commissioned water projects and other infrastructure projects.
Ya-Na Abukari commended President Akufo-Addo for supporting businesses with stimulus packages especially during the covid-19 pandemic, which he added would help them stay in business rather than collapse.
He also said Dagbon was grateful to the president and his government for developmental efforts made in the past three and half years which were all meant to better their lots.
The Dagbon-overlord announced that the kingdom had donated land at Datoyili for the construction of a proposed police training school, adding that this would enhance the atmosphere for peace and security in the area.
The President paid similar courtesy call on the overlord of the Gonja Traditional Area, Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa II.
Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre