THE NAYIRI-NAA WELCOMES THE RTI COMMISSION INTO THE NORTH EAST REGION
The Right to Information Commission made its way to the North East Region of Ghana today, November 14 2023 to carry out the final leg of its nationwide sensitization campaign. In a courtesy call to the Nayiri-Naa in Nalerigu, the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Yaw Sarpong Boateng, highlighted the significance of the Commission’s public lecture, scheduled for November 15, 2023, at the Nalerigu Senior High School.
The spokeperson to the Nayiri-Naa, Nayiri-Naa, Chief Tarana John Wuni Grumah gave a historical background that, the Nayiri-Naa Bohugu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, holds a prestigious position as both the King of Mamprugu and the President of the North East Regional House of Chiefs. Notably, he is the only king in Ghana whose traditional jurisdiction extends beyond the country’s borders. His impressive influence extends to enskinning two chiefs in Togo and one in Burkina Faso. The Nayiri also holds over 40 paramountcies, with eight of them falling under his enskinning authority in the Upper East region.
During the meeting, the Nayiri-Naa expressed his appreciation for the honor bestowed upon him by the Commission. He emphasized the importance of transparency and accountability within Public Institutions and urged the Commission to diligently work towards these goals.
As is customary, the Nayiri-Naa extended his hospitality by welcoming the Commission with cola-nuts, a symbol of friendship and respect, and bid them farewell with tubers of yam and asheep, representing abundance and good blessings.
Tomorrow’s public lecture promises to be an exciting event, bringing together citizens, government officials, and key stakeholders to discuss the significance of the right to information and its impact on good governance. As the final leg of the campaign, it symbolizes the Commission’s commitment to ensuring that transparency becomes ingrained in the fabric of every Public Institution.
The Commission had already met with the Regional Minister, Hon. Yidana Zakaria where he welcomed the Commission on behalf of the North East Regional Coordinating Council and assured the Commission of his participation tomorrow in the Public Lecture.