Counter demonstration rocks Tamale metropolis

Source: Abdul-Atik Yakubu

A teaming groups of youth in the Tamale metropolis and its environs, called itself as Tamale Residents for Development. Came out in their thousands in the early morning of Saturday 27th January, 2018 to take a walk through the various streets of the Tamale metropolis in solidarity with the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Iddrisu Musah Superior.

A lot of information were been send across by the group through the use of plague cards. Some of the information’s were; Mayor we thank you, Taxi drivers thank you, Wee smoking is a social vice, thank you for fighting it, Tamale can not work without Hon. Musah Superior, and so many more.

The numbers keep increasing through out the walk from the Tamale Jubilee park through the principal streets of the metropolis and then back to the Jubilee park where a petition for the walk was read by the group.


The president of the group, Mr. Abdul-Rashid Goodman read the petition to the media. He started his speech with a proverb that, “If nothing touches a palm nut tree it doesn’t rattle”. He said they came out in Whites to demonstrate their happiness with and support of the Tamale Mayor for his selfless effort for making Tamale a better place to live. He said they embark on this solidarity walk to show their support as concern people for development for their great city. That they want to encourage the Mayor for the good works he is doing.

Mr. Abdul-Rashid, said that since the start of the reign of the Tamale Mayor, that Tamale has not been the same again in terms of  developments. That the Mayor continue to instill discipline in the metropolis and sworn to defend the laws of the country. He said the Mayor took it upon himself to rescue teenagers in the forest reserve, who were engaging in wee smoking and other social vices.

The President of the group again outline a lot of good works of the Tamale Mayor. Which include, the banned of minors driving tricycle, the decongestion of the Tamale metropolis to enhance free movement of motorists and pedestrians on the roads, the banned of prostitution in the metropolis, and so on.

He again said that, the Mayor inaugurate a Behisung advisory committee, whose mandate is to recruit volunteers into the Behisung taskforce in the various communities towards ensuring that minors and children of school age are not found loitering about in the communities. He said that the Mayor is the most accessible Mayor Tamale has ever had.

Mr. Abdul-Rashid, entreats the good people of Tamale to give the Mayor, Musah Superior the maximum support to enable him continue his good works for the development of Tamale metropolis.IMG_20180127_075659IMG_20180127_074600IMG_20180127_075056


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