Information Minister Kojo Oppong has said the peaceful coronation of the new Ya Na in Dagbon in the Northern region marks the beginning of massive transformation in the area.

According to him, government can now rollout developmental projects in the area following the decision by the two gates to settle their disputes amicably.

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There was jubilation in the Northern regional town of Yendi which has for years been associated with a protracted conflict between the Abudus and Andanis which stalled development in the area.

On January 25, 2019, the two families put politics aside and joined hands as one family to outdoor Ya Na Abukari II.

Last week, government approved a $30 million water supply expansion project for the people of Yendi in the Northern Region.

The Information Minister who disclosed this said the Akufo-Addo government is delighted about the project because of the Municipality’s contribution to the Agric sector.

The development is coming on the back of a successful roadmap on the peace process in the area in relation to the funerals of Ya-Na Mahamadu Abdulai IV and Ya-Na Yakubu II.

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The project is to be financed through a credit facility agreement between the government and Indian Exim Bank.

The streets of Yendi were filled with hundreds of residents, chiefs, government officials including President Akufo-Addo and those who have simply travelled to witness history.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said history has been made under President Akufo-Addo.

This is because; it has taken 17 years of peace brokering to get the two gates to agree for a new Yaa Naa to be enskinned, he said.

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The Information Minister is optimistic like many resident of Yendi, that this is the dawn of a lasting peace.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah assured of massive support to ensure the peace in the area is sustained.