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Tamale may set pace for the rotation of the National Independence Celebration- Nana Addo.

The 16 regional capitals in the country are likely to take turns in hosting the National Independence day celebration in subsequent years to come.

This was contained in the 62nd Independence Day address presented by the president of the republic, Nana Akufo Addo in Tamale.

This according to him will help others explore the beautiful tourist sites in our country, and lure investors to help develop the regions. He urged visitors who travelled far and near to witness the celebration in Tamale to take time to explore the rich culture of the people of the Northern region and beyond.

Tamale for the first time hosted this year’s Independence Day celebration, for embracing peace after a long protracted chieftaincy dispute.

The colorful event saw people filling the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium to capacity just to witness the historic event. The president further challenged Ghanaians to sign up to certain codes and conducts that will go a long way to help build the country.

He noted that when chieftaincy works, it’s an embodiment of our culture which leads to leadership, unity and development.

Meanwhile the colorful events had various dignitaries in attendance including ; President of Niger, H.E Mahamadou Issoufou, First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Second Lady Samira Bawumia, Speaker of parliament Aaron Mike Oquaye, and Former president Jerry John Rawlings.

Also in attendance were former president John Dramani Mahama, Members of the diplomatic corps and the Former Second Lady Hajia Aliu Mahama.

Chiefs who graced the occasion includes Yaa-Naa Abubakari Mahama, Bolin Lana, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boriesa I, Naa Mahami Abdulai Shariga the overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional area among several others.

They were thrilled with March past by the various security agencies, schools as well as organizations among other activities.

Source:FIILA/Shawana Yussif

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