British High Commissioner Promises Ya-Na Support for Development

Ya Naa Abukari Mahama II
Ya Naa Abukari Mahama II

Mr Ian Walker, the British High Commissioner to Ghana has expressed their readiness to support the ambitious development agenda that the King of Dagbon, Ya-Na Mahama Abukari II intends to embark on.

“The British High Commission and Dagbon can make progress on some of the ambitions you will embark on”.

He therefore commended the people of Dagbon for their strives in embracing peace, saying, “there can be nothing more than peace as the Ya-Na visioned for his people.”

Mr Walker disclosed this when he paid a working visit to the King of Dagbon, Ya-Na Abukari II at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.

He expressed the United Kingdom’s readiness to bring investment to Dagbon and work to support the Ya-Na’s vision for development.

The British High Commissioner reiterated his country’s commitment to continue to support the development of Ghana to strengthen their bond that existed between them.

He said Ghana and the United Kingdom enjoyed good relationship for a long time and that his visit to the Gbewaa Palace was meant to strengthen the ties, adding, “the Ya-Na thoughts about the work of British organisations and women’s empowerment is inspiring.”

In his welcome remarks, Ya-Na Abukari II commended Mr Walker for his visit to the Gbewaa Palace and indicated that food security, education, sustainable agriculture and women’s empowerment were key among his development agenda for his Kingdom.

Ya-Na Mahama commended the United Kingdom Department for International Development and other British funded Non-Governmental Organisations working in Northern Ghana.

He said he was pre-occupied with uniting the kingdom and championing the aspirations of his people and that he was working on a blueprint that will kickstart the development of Dagbon and Northern Ghana

“I am consulting my Paramount chiefs and identifiable groups in Dagbon to fashion out the best development model for the aspiration of the people,” he said.

He called for the United Kingdom’s continued support to the development needs of the people of Dagbon and North at large.

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