New dawn in Kpatinga, as youth association receives royal blessing from chief


The chief Kpatinga, Naa Abdulai Yakubu has blessed group known as Kpatinga Youth Association in Tamale (KYAT), charging them to put development of the area ahead of their individual interest.

Naa Bapri Kpatinglana made the call when the association paid a visit to the palace for proper introduction and cooperation to, since his enskinment as chief for the area.

In a statement copied to, leadership of the association, through its leading member wrote :

“Over the weekends the Kpatinga Youth Association in Tamale (KYAT), embarked on a trip, dubbed, “KYAT home coming” to our beloved home under the theme, “Consolidating The Peace Building Process of Our Beloved Kpatinga – The Role of The Youth”.

The purpose of the trip was to pay a courtesy call on the chief of Kpatinga, Naa Abdulai Yakubu and other stakeholders.

After our warm reception at the palace, the chief and his elders could not hide their joy, excitement and appreciation for the historic visit.

The chief blessed the association and prayed for devine guidance and protection. He also advised and encouraged us to continue to hold onto the unity of purpose, as there’s more that unites us than it divides us.

On our part, we assured the chief in particular and the people of our beloved town in general, our unflinching support to all stakeholders in the peace building process to ensure that we consolidate and sustain the relative peace gained so far.

I, on behalf of the association used the opportunity to present the Association’s Mission and Vision to the chief and his elders which, interestingly coincide almost exactly with the Action Plan of the Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) of Kpatinga, a volunteer group championing the peace and development of the ancient town.

Among other things, we had a fruitful discussion with the leadership of CVA on how to collaborate or join forces to woe investors to the land to provide support for the youth, especially Farmer Based Organisations (FBOs), improve the sanitation conditions, check social vices to create a peaceful environment for all.

We also discussed on the need to reach out to philanthropists and people who matter to help provide for the community a community hearse.

May the good Lord bless our hometown and help us live peacefully in harmony.

Long live Kpatinga!
Long live KYAT!!

KYAT, Together We Can!”


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