Tamale, April 27, GNA – Yagbonwura Tuntumba Suleman Japka Bore Essa I, President of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs has appealed to people who are not satisfied with rulings of the Judicial Committees on Chieftaincy cases to resort to the judicial system to have their concerns addressed rather than the use of violence.

He said peace was a vital prerequisite for development and called on all to support the Council’s quest to ensure a conducive atmosphere to facilitate development.

The Yagbonwura who was addressing the House at its meeting in Tamale, urged people in the region especially the youth to channel their energies into productive ventures including farming.

He appealed to chiefs not to shirk their responsibility of working for peace, unity and development in the region.

On the issue of the use of inflamatory languages by politicians, he appealed to  presidential candidates to adhere to the political parties’ code of conduct and urged them to advise their supporters not to engage in violent activities but tolerate and respect the views of their political opponents.

“Having signed up to the political parties’ code of conduct; politicians should honour their promise to the people of Ghana. Other countries are looking up to us to chalk another successful milestone in our political history”, he said.

He also commended Ghanaians for not heeding to the unfortunate ethnocentric effusions made by Mr Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin North.

Yagbonwura Tuntumba said the success of the elections was a collective responsibility of all Ghanaians and appealed to the chiefs to encourage their people to register.

He appealed to the government to tar the Fufulso-Sawal and Eastern Corridor roads and that the Ghana Education Service should put in place measures to strengthen teacher supervision in the region.

“When travelling around the region, children are often seen loitering at all times in almost every location, suggesting that teachers are either not around or are doing very little”, he said.

Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, the Northern Regional Minister, appealed to the chiefs to caution their subjects to desist from double registration since it is an offence punishable by law.

He said the Regional Coordinating Council together with security agencies would remain resolute to secure peace in the region before, during and after the elections.



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