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4 electrocuted during preparation for Yaa-Naa’s outdooring today

By Martin Awuku

25 January

Four persons electrocuted at the forecourt of the Gbewaa Palace on Thursday evening when a canopy they were erecting came into contact with high tension cables.

One of the electrocuted persons is in a serious condition, as the four were subsequently rushed to the Yendi hospital.

The incident occurred in preparation for the outdooring of the new Yaa-Naa, Abubakari Mahama ll, as the overlord of the Dagbon traditional area, as they were getting the Gbewaa palace ready.

Citi News’ checks indicate that the four are all live. The four men are also believed to be in their late twenties.

Akufo-Addo in Tamale for historic outdooring of new Yaa-Naa

The ceremony to outdoor the new Yaa-Naa is expected to attract traditional rulers, religious groups, civil society organizations, representatives of political parties and social groups, as well as thousands of Dagbon residents.


This follows the successful completion of the traditional processes after his selection on Friday, January 18, 2019, by the kingmakers.

A protracted chieftaincy dispute has left the kingship role vacant since 2002.

The Savelugu Naa, Abubakari Mahama ll, was among four persons whose names came up as possible successors of the late Ya-Naa whose funerals have all been performed.

His nomination is in line with the customs and traditions in respect of succession to the Kingship of Dagbon.

President Akufo-Addo was met on arrival by the Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed, the Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and regional executives of the NPP, as well as citizens of the Dagbon traditional area.

President Akufo-Addo is reported to be delighted that his efforts at resolving the conflict once and for all have been fruitful.

Scores of Dagbon citizens lined the streets of Tamale to show appreciation to the President for his leadership in resolving the dispute.

By: Citinewsroom.com | Ghana

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