The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai has appealed to government to complete the construction of the second phase of the Tamale International Airport to boost economic activities.

He indicated that the Tamale International Airport would be instrumental to the people of Dagbon the entire country and neighbouring countries such as; Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger among others.

He said as the Guest of Honour during the sod-cutting ceremony of the first Phase, he would continue to place an eagle eye on the project to ensure that it was completed to serve its purpose.

Kampakuya Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai made the appeal during his interaction with the media at the Gbewaa Palace at Yendi in the Northern Region after a month-long successful Ramadan and the peaceful prayers after the fasting in the Northern Region and Ghana as a whole.

He gave the assurance that the completion of the project would help to reduce the movement of youth to the southern sector for non-existent jobs and also push those who were already in other regions home.

He said the completion of the project would also boost the agriculture sector and facilitate the movement of pilgrims from Tamale International Airport to Jiydah.

He hoped that government would this year lift Hajj pilgrims this year from the three Regions of the North to spare them the agony they go through, travelling from their respective locations to Accra and further to the holy land.

Touching on the Ramadan fasting and prayers he said, he was grateful for the peace the people of Dagbon and Ghana had enjoyed for the past decade.

He said it was important for them to change their attitude as Dagbon was part of Ghana and whatever happened in Dagbon also affected Ghana.

He called on Muslims to change their attitude as their religion was not a violent.

He said Northern Region was picking up in terms of development projects and appealed to the people not to engage in activities that could undermine the forward march.

GNA