The coalition of Mamprugu chiefs known as Gbewaa Bisi Yiri have asked their subjects to boycott the forthcoming independence day celebration.
The coalition have asked school children in their traditional areas not to get involved in activities marking Ghana’s 66th independence anniversary on Monday.
Their reason is to register their displeasure with the government for its involvement in the ensuing chieftaincy issues at Bawku in the Mamprugu traditional area.
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According to the chiefs, the government’s public utterances rejecting the installation of the new Bawku Naba, and going ahead to order his arrest with the Nayiri of Mamprugu is a gross disrespect for the chiefs and therefore see no need to participate in the independence parade and any related activity thereof.
In a press release issued Friday, March 3, 2023, the chiefs said the Information ministry’s letter issued on February 20 challenging the authority of the Nayiri to install a Naba for Bawku as illegal is grossly uncalled for.
The coalition, called Gbewaa Bisi Yiri, in a press release reminded the government of the Nayiri’s right to enskine a chief as enshrined in the constitution, making the stance of the government come as a shock to them.
The Gbewaa Bisi Yiri are therefore demanding the government to write to them and apologise for its unwholesome comments and interference before the strong warning issued to the school children not to attend the Independence parade would be reversed.
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Below is the press statement by the Gbewaa Bisi Yiri:
By Mohammed Rabiu Tanko|TV3|Onuaonline.com