Ho, 06 April, 2022 / 3:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana are calling on “all actors” in the Bawku conflict to cease fire and create an enabling environment for dialogue.
In a Tuesday, April 5 statement, NPC officials who include representatives from the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) say they are concerned about the protracted violence among the Kusasi and Mamprusi people of Bawku region in the Northeastern part of the country.
“The Council and our CSO partners wish to call on all actors in the conflict to cease fire to create the enabling environment for the National Peace Council led team to begin the role out of nonviolent strategies from short to medium term to address the grievances fueling the conflict," they say in the statement signed by the Council’s Chairman, Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi.
They say the call “particularly goes to the traditional leaders and youth groups of both the Mamprusis and the Kusasis.”
Officials of Council formed by a Ghanaian Act of Parliament emphasize the need to have talks, saying, "Between 2013 to 2017 when the parties set dialogue and other non-violent mechanisms, they were able to resuscitate the Bawku Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee (BIEPC), which has served as insider mechanism for the restoration of peace in Bawku."