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Nayiri in Bawku Peace Call

2008-06-09 20:35:10
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The Nayiri, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai, Paramount Chief of the Mamprugu Traditional Area has appealed to the people of Bawku Municipality to allow lasting peace to prevail in the area.

He noted that, both the Mamprusis and Kusasis were one people and did not need to fight but resolve their differences through dialogue.

The Nayiri made the appeal when the National Peace Council led by its Chairman, His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson, Arch-Bishop of Cape Coast, called on him at his palace in Nalerigu to seek his counsel on finding lasting peace for Bawku.

He advised the people to cooperate with the members of the Peace Council and to freely say their views on the issue of the conflict so that the problem could be solved.

Cardinal Turkson told the Nayiri and his Elders that the Council needed their advice and guidance on the Bawku conflict to help them in their quest to find a lasting solution to the recurrent violence in Bawku.

The Peace Council held talks with the leaders of the feuding factions at Bawku earlier and are at present in the Upper East Region to continue with the peace process.

Other members of the Peace Council, who are in the Region include, Osagyefo Oseadeayo Agyeman Badu II, Omahene of Dormaa Traditional Area; Professor Irene Odotei, President of Historical Society of Ghana and Maulvi Wahab Adam, Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Ghana.

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Alhassan Samari and members of the Regional Security Council are accompanying them.


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