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Anufos and Konkombas set up peace committee


By:brightwebtv.com/Martin awuku

The Konkomba and Anufo ethnic groups in the Northern and North East Regions have resolved to allow the district peace committee to settle their differences.


The two ethnic groups recently clashed leaving several persons dead and a number of communities razed.

Though the people have lived together for centuries and have intermarried, they have clashed twice last year.
There are fears that if steps are not put in place to resolve the matter, the two groups could clash again.
The district committee will be made up of representatives from both factions to reduce suspicion among the people.
The committee will visit communities to sensitize them on the need to coexist peacefully.
The peace mediation process became necessary after the leadership of the Konkombas and Anufos last week were invited for a meeting with the Interior Minister.
At the mediation meeting, it emerged that the two sides were planning to fight each other on the 6th of March, 2019.
The MPs for the area, have organized a follow-up durbar to sensitize the people to allow peace to prevail.
Addressing the Anufo and Konkomba communities in Chereponi, the Regent for the Chereponi traditional area, Malba Jaminja Kofi, called on his people to embrace peace.

The Paramount Chief of Saboba, Bowan Mateer-John said there is the need to forget the past and forge on how to develop the two districts since the districts are lacking in terms of development.
The two ethnic groups in January 2019 renewed a clash over a piece of land at Nanduni, a farming community in the Chereponi district of the Northern Region.
At least two persons lost their lives, while over one hundred and fifty houses were burnt.
Over one thousand residents of the area have been rendered homeless in the process.

By: citinewsroom.com | Ghana


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