The Overlord of Dagbon, Ya Naa Abukari II has announced the allocation of a 500 acre of land for the establishment of the University for Development Studies (UDS) satellite campus in the Yendi municipality. The campus when constructed according to the Ya Naa will assist in the development and rebuilding process of the Dagbon Kingdom.
The Ya Naa said the UDS Yendi campus when completed will improve access to university education, adding that it will also benefit the teeming youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the area and other adjoining regions along the eastern corridor of Ghana.
The Dagbon King added that this educational facility will offer professional and artisanal training to the people and attract other students from different parts of Ghana.
The Dagbon Overlord announced the allocation of the 500 acre land when the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia visited the Gbewa Palace in Yendi Thursday 3 September, 2020 to pay a courtesy call on the King.
Ndan Ya Naa Abukari II also used the opportunity to thank President Nana Akufo-Addo for his invaluable contribution to restore peace in Dagbon and for the good works done in the region.
The Ya Naa however appealed to government to complete the famous Eastern Corridor Road Project, work on the Yendi – Saboba road and Yendi – Chereponi road.
The others are Nanton – Karaga road, Nyankpala – Gbullung to Kumbungu and the Yendi – Zabzugu to Tatale.
He further urged the government to upgrade and expand the Yendi municipal hospital.
2020 general elections
The Ya Naa urged government to ensure that the 2020 general elections is conducted in an atmosphere of calmness and tranquility before, during and after the polls. He emphasized that, “That it is Ballots, Not Bullets”.
He cautioned the two major political parties and the other minority parties to desist from using provocative rhetorics and actions that have the tendency of creating anarchy and violence to disturb the peace of the country.
The Dagbon King also made passionate appeal to the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana to work with dedication, professionalism and transparency to an appreciable satisfaction of all stakeholders in the electoral process.
He however commended the EC for compiling the new voters register ahead the elections in December.
He added there must be peace and tranquility in Ghana before, during and after the general elections and therefore advised the state security agencies to act professionally, without fear or favour to safeguard the existing peace in the country.