The National Peace Council assures Ghanaians of its unshakable commitment to addressing and perhaps resolving the Bawku dispute.
Despite the return of the dispute, Chairman Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu Gyamfi encourages continuous negotiations with the goal of reaching a peaceful conclusion.
“The situation is becoming much more difficult but on our part, we have not given up. The Otumfuo committee is actively working. The Inter-Ethnic committee is also working and we hope that given a little bit more time, there might be some way to resolve the conflict,” he said.
On January 19, 2024, he spoke on JoyFM’s Top Story.
To encourage security forces to give their utmost in settling the issue, Rev. Dr. Gyamfi asked the public to support them rather than scrutinize them.
“We need to support the military and the police to bring stability to the area. Sometimes, I think that an attack on the military and the police is wrong because if we lose them, then we don’t have anybody there to help us,” he said.
His statements came in the aftermath of the reignited Bawku war, which has claimed the lives of five people in the last 48 hours.
Amidst this unfortunate circumstance, another distressing occurrence occurred on Friday, when a bus carrying around 45 students from the Presbyterian Nurses Training College in Bawku was ambushed by two armed persons on motorbikes near Binduri in the Upper East area.
Several students were injured during the incident and were immediately taken to the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.
According to JoyNews, the students, who had just completed their term, were on their way to Bolgatanga when the two gunmen on motorcycles started the ambush.