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Profile of Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama II

The Dagbon paramountcy is one of the greatest in Ghana probably second to the Asante kingdom.

The dagbon kingdom is a kingdom of the Dagombas who speak Dagbani language.

The title "Yaa Naa" which means "King of strength" was coined by Naa Sitobou.

Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama, the current Overlord of the Dagbon kingdom was born in 1938 in Mion to Yaa Naa Mahama II (1938-1948) and Mma Duhili Ayeshetu who hailed from Kulunkpe, a small village in the northern region.

He hails from the Andani gate of Dagbon.

He first settled in a small village called Puriya, a village after Sang on the Tamale-Yendi road.

Born into a royal family, he was trained with good morals and wisdom to handle societal problems in the future.

He has also undertaken traditional warfare training including horse riding. He is one of the best horse combat experts in the North.

He is a successful farmer who has helped in food sustainability in the country.

He first Undertook public duty as a chief of Kpunkpono. His successful leadership led to his promotion to become chief of Savelugu, one of the three gates to succeed Yaa Naa.

After 16 years of chieftaincy dispute, both feuding gates- The Andanis and Abudus agreed to choose him to lead Dagbon. This shows how peace loving and brotherly Dagombaa are. All confidence has been reposed in him to maintain and develop Dagbon.

More peace and Allah's blessings to Dagbon.

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