NORTHERN REGIONAL APPOINTEES CALL FOR CALM AT CHEREPONI
A group known as the Northern Regional Appointees Network has called for calm at Chereponi in the wake of a conflict between the Chakosis and the Konkonbas who have over the years lived together peacefully at Chereponi.
In a statement issued by the group and signed by Dr. Abdul-Majeed Haroon, CEO of the Northern Development Authority and Alhaji Abdul-Hanan Wahab, CEO of the Ghana Food Buffer Stock, the group appealed to the factions to always resort to dialogue, and not guns, to resolve their disagreements.
The statement also appealled to the people to avoid the practice of escalating misunderstanding between friends or induviduals to ethnic dimentions explaining that such acts have the potential of triggering avoidable conflicts in the area.
The statement also called on the people to avoid rumour mongering and issuance of allegations and counter allegations in the face of conflicts.
The relevant Agencies have been commended for their peacekeeping and conflict resolution interventions so far but urged to continue the vigilance.
The group urges ALL parties that any escalation in conflicts retrogresses development and affects the vulnerable such as children as well as elderly women and men. Conflict that results in loss of life can never be justified in Ghana.
The statement also called for the needed support to be made available to the affected communities and victims of the conflict to save lives and properties.