The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna told Citi News in an interview.
According him, all is set for the upcoming traditional events in Yendi, the traditional capital of Dagbon.
He said the Asantehene-led committee of three eminent chiefs mediating the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis gave government the green light to implement the roadmap.
Citi News checks in Yendi reveals that the construction of some adjoining houses to the old Gbewaa Palace is 90% complete.
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna also revealed the funeral rites will be performed at the old Gbewaa Palace.
“We believe that we can never get to the bottom of this matter if the funerals are not performed.”
He commended the two families for their tolerance and maximum cooperation.
“The two families are really cooperating with us and as we speak, they have requested that certain things must be put in place before the funerals can be performed: if you go to Yendi, you will realize we are building some palaces and this was the request from the two families and as we speak they are almost finishing.”
Alhaji Limuna reiterated government’s commitment to resolve permanently, the age-long impasse between the Abudu and Andani Royals in Dagbon.
“When we finish that, the next thing is to request for each family’s timetable and we will start with the Abudu family: they will give us their timetable as to how they want to perform the funeral and government is committed to support them in whatever way so that they can perform the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu.”
“When they finish, that I believe the custodians will now decide where to place their Regent and that one they have taken it in good faith and they are all cooperating for us to get there.”
“After that, we will move to the next point which is having the timetable of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu too, so that his funeral will also be performed and same will be done to the Regent.”
According to him, when these rites are performed, it will pave way for the selection of the Yaa- Naa, which will be left to the custodians because according to him, “… it is custom that declares a Yaa-Naa, is not an appointment neither a nomination.”