Correspondence from Upper East
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Navrongo Central, Joseph Kofi Adda, has urged leadership of the Doba and Kandiga Traditional Areas to use dialogue in addressing their concerns to return calm to the communities.
Mr. Adda, who is not happy about the recent disturbances in the areas, has encouraged the two communities to employ ways, other than fights, to amicably resolve the dispute.
In a message he posted on his office Facebook page on Saturday and sighted by GhanaWeb’s Senyalah Castro, Mr. Adda, urged the people to let peace reign to prevent the adverse effects of the disturbances on women, children and the aged in the communities.
Mr. Adda stated that his greatest concern was for absolute peace to return to the area so the people can continue to coexist and go about their normal activities.
He urged the two communities not to throw away the peace they have enjoyed for decades, reminding them that peace and unity were essential in the development of their communities.
There were violent attacks in the Doba and Kandiga Traditional Areas last week over disagreement of ownership of a piece of land to site a Police facility.
The violent attacks led to the killing of a 72-year-old man who was shot dead at Kandiga.
The two communities share boundaries and have over the past years had disagreement over who owned the piece of land.
According to a police report, the conflict started after one faction stopped the other from converting an old structure on the land into a Police station to check recent surge in armed robbery activities in the area.
The joint effort of the Police and Military has since returned calm and order to the communities. A 6: 00pm to 8:00am curfew has also been imposed on the area to avert the escalation of the situation.
So far, 31 people have been arrested in connection with the disturbances.
Below is the actual message from Joseph Kofi Adda and a screenshot from Facebook.
Let us Dialogue!
A united family is like a fortress -- it's hard to penetrate. There is no hurdle a united family cannot surmount.
As the MP of our beloved constituency, my major concern is for peace to prevail so that the lives of woman, children, the old and everyone will not be adversely affected. I, therefore, plead on the leadership and youth of both Doba and Kandiga to dialogue and not fight.
It is said that when 2 brothers fight to the death, it is a stranger who will inherit their property.
Kandiga and Doba have lived together with others for decades and I believe it is time to embrace peace once and for all.
Peace and Unity is what beautifies and develop a community.
Long live Doba&Kandiga
Long live Navrongo
Long live Ghana