Minister of State at the Presidency, Mr Rashid Pelpuo, on Saturday called on indigenes of the three northern regions to unite and ensure rapid development of their homeland.
Mr Pelpuo said government's efforts to develop the regions would be meaningless if residents did not live in harmony.
He was speaking at a durbar of Federation of Upper West Youth Association (FUWYA) in Accra.
The event, organised by the association, showcased various cultural practices in the Upper West Region with the objective of bolstering unity among the people.
Mr Pelpuo called for the preservation and promotion of good local cultural practices to protect the area's heritage.