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Gbewaa Palace Rejects President Akufo-Addo’s Decision to Rename Tamale Airport

The Gbewaa Palace, representing the Dagbon kingdom, has strongly opposed President Akufo-Addo’s decision to rename the Tamale International Airport after Tolon Naa Yakubu Tali. The palace, led by the King of Dagbon, Ndan Ya-Na Abukari Mahama II, has called on the President to reconsider the decision, citing potential controversy and unrest among the people of the Northern Region.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, the Gbewaa Palace expressed its dissatisfaction with the proposed renaming, emphasizing that it would be “contentious and counterproductive.” The palace argued that the airport’s renaming after Tolon Naa Yakubu Tali, a respected figure in the region, would not be in line with the wishes of the majority of Dagbon citizens.

The statement highlighted the Palace’s contribution to the construction of the airport, noting that the land for its expansion was voluntarily released by the then Yo-Na Abukari VII. The Palace suggested that the airport should be named after Na Gbewaa, a revered figure in Dagbon history, rather than Tolon Naa Yakubu Tali.

The Gbewaa Palace’s rejection of the proposed renaming reflects the sentiments of many traditional leaders and residents in the region. The Palace has received numerous appeals to reconsider the decision, indicating widespread disapproval among the people of Dagbon.

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