The Dagomba Community in Madina on Sunday celebrated their annual Damba festival amidst drumming, traditional dancing and the firing of muskets.
The festival attracted many people from all walks of life including the Abudus and the Andanis factions as well as foreigners.
It was celebrated under the theme: ‘Sustainable Peace and Unity in Dagbon: A Tool for Development in Northern Ghana’.
Dr Daniel McKorley, Chief Executive Officer of MacDan Group of Companies, commended the people for the peaceful celebration of the festival.
He also commended the daughters and sons of Dagbon for the peaceful manner in which the overload was enstooled.
Dr McKorley expressed the hope that the peace the people of Dagbon were enjoying would translate into the creation of jobs which would help bring about development and called on parents to enrol their wards in schools so that they would grow to become useful citizens.
The Chief Executive Officer advised the youth to desist from all forms of negative tendencies that may ruin their future aspirations.
Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Sadique, Member of Parliament for Madina, said it was very exciting to see both the Abudus and the Andanis dancing, drumming and socializing with each other.
‘This everlasting peace will pave way for the development of the five northern regions’ he said, adding that government would ensure that there was peace in every region at all times.
Alhaji Musah Mukaila, Dagomba Chief of Madina, said the celebration of the festival has brought peace and unity to indigenes of the area.
‘God has given us a lasting peace and unity and it behoves on us to build on it to ensure the development of our communities’, he added.