Youth group opposes Bawumia’s commissioning of renovated Jakpa Palace

Youth group opposes Bawumia’s commissioning of renovated Jakpa Palace

A youth activism group in Savannah Region has expressed strong opposition to the planned commissioning of the renovated Jakpa Palace by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

The group, Dankari Be Lanbon, held a press conference at the Jakpa Palace in Damongo on Monday, May 13, stating that it was the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, who is also the local Member of Parliament, who renovated the palace, not the Vice President.

The group, which aims to preserve the traditions and culture of the Gonjaland Kingdom, warned against dragging the palace’s name into disrepute and vowed to stop the commissioning ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 15, as part of the Vice President’s campaign tour.

The Jakpa Palace was constructed in 2003 by the Gonjaland Youth Association and individual philanthropists but had not undergone any refurbishment until the recent renovation.

The youth group’s opposition has raised concerns about the role of politicians in cultural and traditional affairs.

The Vice President’s office has not yet commented on the matter, but the youth group’s stance has sparked a debate about the involvement of political leaders in cultural and traditional issues.

By: Iddrissu Hafiz | | Ghana

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