Northern Regional Minister, Hon Salifu Sa-eed has been adjudged the overall Peace Achiever of the Year in the Northern Tourism Regional Award 2018 for his enormous efforts on peace in the Northern Region. The certificate of Excellence read: "In recognition of your outstanding performance in the year 2019".
The Citation also read: "Honorable Saeed Salifu (Regional Minister-N/R), the Ghana Tourism Authourity has decided to bestow on you the "REGIONAL PEACE ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR,2018" as an award for your extraordinary efforts to strengthen local diplomacy and cooperation between the diverse ethnic people in the Northern Region. Honorable Minister, just last year, 2018, issues on Cheripuni, you quench the fire, Issues on Saboba, you put off the fire and major issues on Dagbon have permanently been resolved".
The citation added: "The Ghana Tourism Authourity attached special importance to your vision off and work for a region without conflict. Honourable Minister your dialog in negotiation instruments are preferred tools for resolving the most difficult ethnic conflicts in our part of the country".