As tradition demands, the chief of the northern region and his associates paid a courtsey call to the La Mantse, Nii Tettey Kpobi Tsuru III, a week after the enstoolment of Dr. Daniel Mckorley.
The visit was to formally introduce and inform the chief of La about the enstoolment of one of his subjects as the Gugba Naa of the northern region.
In line with the tradition of the Dagomba’s, the chief of Tamale also announced the new chieftaincy title of Dr. Daniel Mckorley, “Gugba Naa” to the La Mantse.
Dakpema Naa Ahassan Dawuni, respectfully entreated the chief of La to call the McDan group chairman as such along with all his kinsmen and subjects.
The Tamale chief in his speech to Nii Tettey Kpobi Tsuru III, indicated that the gesture will foster a strong cultural exchange between the north and the south going forward.
Again, the Dakpema Naa Alhassan Dawuni was very optimistic that the title “Gugba Naa” meaning ‘unifier’ conferred on Dr. Mckorley will unify both tribes for development.
Enthused by the honour done the group chairman of McDan, the La Mantse appreciated the courtesy of the northerners. As a sign of unity and friendship, the chief of La wore a smock presented to him by the Dagomba’s to signify his acceptance of the mission by the delegation from the north.
“…We have a shared history. The Ga’s and the Dagomba’s both migrated from the Northern part of Nigeria so we are one people. It’s now time to leverage our unique cultures for our collective development,” the La Mantse said.
The Tamale chief also used the occasion to extend an invitation to the people of La for an “Owari” a local game championship in the north on the 5th of March this year.
Cultural drums, songs and dances from both tribes were ecstatically performed to usher both parties into a renewed friendship for cultural exchange.