The Committee for Joint Action (CJA) has reiterated its call on the Mills administration to arrest and prosecute the killers of the former Paramount Chief of Dagbon, Ya Na Yakubu Andani II.

It maintained the perpetrators of the crime were still alive and must be smoked out as soon as possible.

The CJA, which has most of its members belonging to the ruling party, at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, chronicled a number of demands which it said the government must immediately address.

A leading member of the pressure group, Mr Bernard Mornah, told Joy News the CJA organized the programme to announce its existence and warned that it would resist any policy that is not in the interest of the citizenry.

It is in this pursuit that it said government must not disregard calls to bring to book the killers of the former Dagbon overlord and forty others.

Ya Na Yakubu Andani II was killed in 2002 in a feud between the Abudu and the Andani gates of the traditional area.

The CJA at the press conference also raised objection to the recent fuel price increases.

Mr Mornah said the group will resist any further increases in petroleum prices even if it is informed by price changes on the world market.

The Mills administration in March announced price appreciations of between 3 to 10 percent, weeks after announcing marginal drops, a move critics described as unnecessary.

Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Kwabena Duffuor, had announced at the budget reading in parliament that the state would lose up to GH¢50 million as a result of the first drops in prices.

The CJA also called on the government to address the perennial water shortage confronting the capital city.

The pressure group is also seeking a review of the contract terms between the government of Ghana and telecoms operator, Vodafone.

The UK based telecom giant has a 70 percent stake in the telecommunication company.

The committee has also called for the immediate prosecution of the killers of Issa Mobila, one-time Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention People’s Party.

Story by Fiifi Koomson/