Traditional leaders within the Tolon District of the Northern Region have assured the security agencies and government of a no violence atmosphere within their jurisdiction before, during and after the December 7 general elections.
The chiefs gave an indication of their commitment to support the government and the security agencies to ensure peaceful elections in the area when the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia visited the area recently to campaign for votes for his party – the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the December polls.
According to the traditional rulers, Tolon District has seen peaceful elections over the years, hence the need to support the security agencies and government to ensure an incident free elections come December 7.
Chief of Tali, Naa Alhassan Yakubu Tali who made the pledge on behalf of other traditional leaders said they, as custodians will not countenance any violent act from any group of persons or individuals during and after the elections.
“Our traditional authorities will not countenance any act of violence before, during and after the election by any group of persons or individuals, he warned.
The chiefs from the Tolon District commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his policies including the Free SHS policy, and the planting for food and jobs which they added have benefited a number of the youth in the area.
Naa Alhassan Yakubu Tali, indicated that Tolon District had seen major developments under the NPP government and this include roads, the new District Hospital and the provision of electricity to a number of communities within the District.
“We have gotten our share of the national cake because the President has given us a Hospital, our roads are under construction. He has provided electricity to our communities, the people of Tolon District will forever be grateful to the NPP government for all the good things they have done which have benefited many youth in the area,” he stated.
The chief of Tali, Naa Alhassan Yakubu Tali also appealed to Dr Bawumia and the NPP government to intervene by expanding access to potable drinking water to the Tolon District.
Story by Alhassan Yakubu