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Minister for Regional Re-organisation and Development, Dan Botwe has condemned the lawlessness at Salaga after it was announced that Damongo was the capital of the newly created Savannah Region.

He said the perpetrators of the act will be brought to book.

Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Security Council REGSEC is meeting in connection with Tuesday’s violence in Salaga that resulted in the burning down of the NPP Constituency party office and some party billboards.

The Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has condemned the incident describing it as unacceptable.

Calm returns

Calm has returned to Salaga in the Savannah Region after some youth of the town went on rampage on Tuesday evening setting the Salaga South Constituency office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ablaze and pulling down NPP billboards in the area.

Violence in Salaga over citing of new regional capital

The youth undertook the action in protest against the selection of Damongo as the capital of the newly created Savannah Region.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday presented the Constitutional Instrument to the chiefs and people of the Savannah Region at the Jubilee House in Accra to give legal backing to the creation of the region.

During the ceremony, the President announced that Damongo was chosen as the capital of the region, a decision that did not go down well with some youth of Salaga and thereby urged them to resort to destruction of property.

The Police in the area intervened swiftly to prevent the agitated youth from burning the office of the East Gonja Municipal Assembly as well as the residence of the Chief Executive of the Municipality.

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