May 30, 2024

Former President and flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama was very excited after he fulfilled his promise to the people of  Gonja.

The former President on Friday joined Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale I to cut the sod for the construction of a new palace for the overlord of Gonja.

According to Mr. Mahama, the project is a significant step towards the cultural and historical preservation of the Gonja people.

“This project is a significant step towards the cultural and historical preservation of the Gonja people. It is an honour to be able to contribute to the development of the Gonja Kingdom, and I am committed to seeing this project through to completion by October of this year.” He wrote on Facebook.

Adding that the new palace will be a grand symbol of our history and heritage.

“The new palace’s intentional design reflects Sahelian architecture, reminiscent of the Gonja’s origins in the Mande region around Mali. It will be a grand symbol of our history and heritage.

“It was an important day for the Gonja Kingdom on Friday as we cut the sod for the construction of a new palace for the overlord of Gonja, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Gonja people.

“I am grateful for the support and commitment shown by the Gonja people, the Overlord of Gonja, Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale I, the members and supporters of the NDC, and the people of Damango.” Mr. Mahama stressed.

“I also want to thank the Overlord for his prayers and well wishes for my success. Let us continue to work together to preserve the legacy of Sumaila Ndewura Jakpa and ensure a bright future for the Gonja Kingdom.” He added.

For his part, the overlord of Gonja, Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale I, expressed hsi appreciation to former president Mahama for his consistent commitment to developing the Gonja Kingdom and offered prayers for his success.

The king also emphasised the importance of the new palace for preserving the Gonja heritage and the legacy of Sumaila Ndewura Jakpa, founder of the Gonja Kingdom.

Many traditional rulers and members of the NDC attended the event.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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