Akufo-Addo to receive Otumfuo-led Committee's report on Dagbon crisis today

The Committee overseeing mediation processes in the Dagbon crisis is expected to present its report on the road map to lasting peace to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday November 21. The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah who announced this at a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday morning noted that Government is committed to putting the over a decade old impasse to rest. “It is our solemn expectation that the leadership of both sides will sign up to the road map as acceptable, and our further expectation that the leadership of both sides will help in spreading the word to their various sides that implementing  the roadmap will be smooth for Dagbon to move forward peacefully. “The Government of Ghana will put its resources and support at the exposure of the roadmap and ensure that all of us can join the people of Ghana to find lasting peace and put this matter behind us.” Headed by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Committee has been working to ensure that peace returns to Dagbon after nearly 16 years of intermittent conflict. The Dagbon Chieftaincy impasse between the Abudu and Andani royals gained notoriety after the killing of Dagbon Overlord, Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II on March 27, 2002. Efforts by successive Governments to restore peace in the area and ensure a peaceful enskinment of a new Overlord have not yielded the desired results. However the Committee set up by former President John Agyekum Kufuor in 2006 has arrived at a roadmap which will be presented to the President today. The family of the late Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani at a Press Conference on Tuesday, November 20 vehemently rejected the decision by the Asantehene-led Committee to allow the Abudu royal family to occupy the old Gbewaa Palace at Yendi for the performance of the funeral rites of Naa Mahamadu Abdulai. But Government is hopeful both sides would agree and sign the roadmap to bring lasting peace to Dagbon.

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Source: 3news.com| Ghana]]>