We are one people – Bawumia and Mahama laud peaceful enskinment of new Yagbonwura

Vice President Dr Mahamud Bawumia and former President John Dramani Mahama say they are happy for the peace and unity in the Gonja Traditional Kingdom.

The duo made these comments at the outdooring of the new King of Gonja in Damongo in the Savannah Region.

The new monarch, Bikunuto Jewu Soale becomes the 34th Yagbonwura at Nyanget, the ancient capital of Gonja.

Speaking at the ceremony, former President Mahama expressed his pride in being a Gonja and was happy that his tribesmen undertook the enskinment process peacefully.

He, therefore, appealed to the new overlord to continue the good works and tradition of Gonjas in Gonjaland and also called on the government to support the development of the Gonja kingdom.

Also, Vice President Dr Bawumia in his address thanked the people of the Gonja kingdom for letting peace prevail.

He added that despite their political differences, they remain brothers from the North, thus must live in peace for the development of northern Ghana.

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Dr Bawumia added that government will continue to support the palace of the king and the Gonja kingdom with development projects.

Meanwhile, the Secretary to the overlord, Benkurowura Saaka Mahama from the Buipe traditional area, in an address delivered on behalf of the overlord Be-Kunuto-Jewu Soale noted that, “I thank the Vice President and former President John Dramani Mahama for honouring the invitation for the outdooring of the new overlord.”

He added that, Bikunuto Jewu Soale is ready to work hard for peace and development in the traditional area.

He also urged government to support Gonjaland as well as help to resolve the few chieftaincy disputes in the kingdom.


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