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Factions resolve to co-exist

2009-12-08 19:51:05
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The two factions in the Bawku conflict put their differences aside during the final funeral rites of the late Shiekh Mualimu Mohammed, Imam of Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region.

As if to say they have resolved their differences, they showed signs of togetherness where they prayed together and exchange greetings during prayers at the funeral led by the National Chief Imam, Shiekh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu.

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo took advantage of the presence of the factions and appealed to them translate the massive participation in the funeral into peace.

He said that government had initiated interventions to alleviate the
plight of people in the three Northern Regions but without peace there would be no meaningful development.

Mr Woyongo asked stakeholders including political parties to help
government to ensure lasting peace in Bawku.

Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minority leader in Parliament, who was also at the funeral, appealed to the people to burry their differences and allow peace to prevail and lamented that the Bawku area was lagging behind in development due to conflicts.

He said money being spent on maintaining law and order could have been used to development area.

The Member of Parliament for the area, Mr. Adamu Dramani appealed to the people to avoid ethnicity and ensure peace to enable them to fully benefit from the national cake.

Mr. Musah Abdulai, Bawku Municipal Chief Executive,
called for peace and cautioned the youth to avoid being used by selfish people.

Sheikh Mohammed Mutala was sworn in as the new Chief Imam of the municipality and Mallam Yakubu Mohammed Dantani as the Deputy Imam of the municipality by the National Chief Imam.

The Chief Imam called on the Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, Naba Asigri Abugragu Azoka II, and prayed for peace to prevail in Bawku.


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