Tamale, March 01, GNA – Mr. Abdallah Abubakari, the Northern Regional Minister, has appealed to the people, particularly the youth to join in efforts at bringing conclusion to the many conflicts, plaguing the region.
They should accept work together in good faith to build bridges – to promote enduring peace.
Speaking during a ceremony held in Tamale to mark his official assumption of duty, he said the situation where the region tended to be associated with violence was completely unacceptable and blot on the image of the region.
He said he would do everything to re-brand the area’s image and that would require strong support of everybody.
Mr. Abubakari takes over the administration of the region from Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, who now heads for the Food and Agriculture Ministry as the substantive Minister.
He pledged to work with the chiefs, technocrats and all the people to bring socio-economic development.
He underlined the need to tackle with urgency the continued migration of its young people to the south, where they are engaged as head porters.
This, he noted, was denying many of them education, something he said gave cause for concern.
Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru advised his successor to be more careful and tactful, telling him that, the region ‘is the most difficult place to work as a Minister’.
He thanked the people for the support and cooperation during his watch and invited them to do same for Mr. Abubakari.
He used the occasion to remind them to conduct themselves peacefully and warned that the government would not tolerate acts of violence.
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