The Vagla Youth Association, (VAYA ) has on Sunday, November 15, 2020 inaugurated a branch at Damongo, the Capital town of the Savannah Region.
The Damongo branch is to mobilise members of the VAYA ethnic groups in and around West Gonja Municipality into the association.
The Association is a non-political youth umbrella of the Vagla, Safalba, Choraa and the Nomee ethnic groups all in the Savannah Region of Ghana.
The Vagla Youth Association (VAYA) is a non-partisan development-Oriented youth association in Ghana with branches across the country with a chunk of its members concentrated in the Bole, Sawla-Tuna-Kalba and West Gonja District.
In his inaugural speech read by Justice Tokoro, the National Organiser, the National President of the association, Mr. Emmanuel Kungi said VAYA is committed to working with all youth groups and organizations in a true spirit of mutual trust to achieve peaceful co-existence that can lead to building sustainable development through peace.
He noted that the Vaglas and Gonjas are partners in the traditional administration of their communities and have co-existed for a very long time.
“Because of inter-ethnic marriages there has been a strong bonding between Gonjas and their brothers, the Vaglas” he said.
“To enhance peaceful co-existence and development, VAYA wishes to appeal to the Gonja Traditional Council in Damongo to work hand-in-hand with VAYA on issues of mutual benefits.”
The Member of Parliament for Damongo constituency, Adam Muntawakilu urged members of the association to have a unity of purpose.
Mr. Garlus as the MP is affectionately called said he is committed to partnering with the association to achieve its aims and objectives and expressed hope he will work closely with the branch in Damongo in the years ahead.
He said he has undertaken development projects in every community which he believes members of VAYA have also benefited from and was hopeful his mandate will be renewed.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Richard Forgor (VAYA PRO)