The Flag bearer of People’s National Convention(PNC), Dr.Edward Mahama has appealed to the National Peace Council to intervene in the ongoing violence among the youth of Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region.
Dr.Edward Mahama made the appeal during a meeting the party held with the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Dr.Emmanuel Antwi in Accra last Tuesday.
The Bunkpurugu district has suffered many casualties over the last years as a result of feuding factions.
A Security Boss commenting on the issue said “We agree that there must be a problem in the community, but there should be a peaceful solution to the problem. There is no problem beyond human beings. We can solve this problem. Citizens of Bunkpurugu should be the ones solving the problem,”
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, has also warned that police will be less tolerant of the incessant clashes in the area.
Giving a description of the state of the area, Dr. Mahama lamented that the youth have taken to engaging in brutalities to the extent that they have resorted to setting houses ablaze or engaging in contract killings.
Worried Mahama blamed the situation on the inability of policy makers to create skills training programmes and opportunities for the youth to be gainfully employed.
The flag bearer who also supported his claims with a documentary film depicting the damage to life and property pleaded passionately with the Council to intercede in bringing the warring factions together to facilitate the development of the area.
The Chairman of the Peace Council, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante while expressing his appreciation to the PNC flag bearer and his entourage assured that the Council would liaise with its Regional Office in Tamale to find ways by which they can help bring the situation under control.
He revealed that the Council is already holding talks with the Northern Peace Council to ensure the movement of the people towards the path of non aggression.
By Solomon Ofori