Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president, has urged all Bawku conflict factions to work with the government and other key stakeholders to settle the conflicts plaguing the region.
He highlighted that Bawku will not undergo the much-needed development it deserves without peace.
In his address to the Chiefs and Queenmothers of the Upper East Region, Dr. Bawumia expressed his serious worry on the frequent attacks, casualties, and weak security conditions in Bawku.
He expressed his deep sorrow for the ongoing turmoil and emphasized the value of fostering peace rather than provoking conflict.
“As a son of the soil, my heart breaks about what is happening in Bawku. The conflict in Bawku is very unfortunate because we are really one people, and we must be together and not fight. So I hope that the initiatives that the government has initiated through the House of Chiefs and the Otumfuo will help us bring lasting peace to the area.
“For us on the part of the government, we understand that to prevent conflict and to enhance peace, we need to make sure that development in Ghana is inclusive. Everybody must feel a part of the development that we feel in the country. When people are excluded they are more susceptible to extremist ideologies,” Dr Bawumia said.
Source: Richard Obeng Bediako ll Metrotvonline.com ll Ghana