‘I’ll be devoted to the service of Dagbon’ – Yaa-Naa Abubakari
The newly enskinned Yaa-Naa of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abubakari Mahama II, has promised to diligently serve his people and be fair to all. Ya-Naa Abubakari, the 42nd overlord of Dagbon, said he will strengthen the good and friendly relations within Dagbon as well as neighbouring communities to forestall further conflicts. The new Yaa-Naa was enskinned on Friday, January 25, 2019, at a colourful ceremony held at the at the forecourt of the Gbewaa Palace.
The investiture followed the completion of the final funeral rites of two previous overlords of the Dagbon Kingdom which was delayed following protracted chieftaincy disputes. “After 15 years of hard work and compromises by the Committee [of Eminent Chiefs] and conflicting parties, the Abudu and Andani families agreed for the investiture of what we are seeing today.” “Let me assure all the people of Dagbon [that] for the rest of my active life, long or short, I will be devoted to the service of Dagbon. I shall endeavour to uphold the dignity and pride of Dagbon. I shall uphold the customs and traditions of Dagbon. I shall strengthen the good and friendly relations Dagbon has with all of its neighbours and beyond,” he added at his coronation service today in Yendi in the Northern Region. The Yaa-Naa gave the assurance in a speech read on his behalf by Vo-Naa M.B. Bawa.
Source : citinewsroom.com