The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has revealed that his outfit has invited the feuding parties in the conflict in Bawku with the aim of finding a lasting solution to the dispute.
The unabated conflict in Bawku has resulted in significant loss of life and property not only within the town but also in the neighboring communities.
During a courtesy visit from Chieftaincy Minister, Stephen Asamoah Boateng at the Manhyia Palace, the Asantehene shared his hopeful outlook on playing a role in resolving the recurring conflict in the region.
“I have so far started engaging all the feuding factions in relation to the Bawku conflict. I have also been listening to all the parties as part of the process to get the matter resolved. I’ve also been speaking to key stakeholders involved, and they have furnished me with the necessary documentation.
“So once we keep interrogating all parties involved, we will be able to bring finality to the issue. I’ve asked all of them to approach this issue with the highest form of honesty to help us resolve the issue and that they should stop using weapons. I’ll invite you [Chieftaincy Minister] during the next meeting with them.”
On his part, the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Stephen Asamoah Boateng commended the Asantehene’s intervention.
“As a government, we are happy that Otumfuo has taken over the conflict in Bawku and the president has given the green light and I have also been supportive. Some of the meetings he calls, we leave it to him because he has the wisdom and the knowledge and understanding and capacity to bring the warring faction together.”