Abdulai Abanga, Binduri’s Member of Parliament, has urged Parliament to act and restore permanent peace to embattled Bawku.
On Wednesday, January 17, unknown gunmen opened fire on a group of individuals at the community center, killing two and injuring four.
On Monday, January 22, five people were attacked and slain by unknown gunmen as they traveled from Bawku to Binduri.
In an interview with Umaru Sanda Amadu on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, Abdulai Abanga suggested that Parliament and other key stakeholders serve as mediators to guarantee peace.
He also urged communities to make concerted efforts to restore tranquility so that development initiatives in the region can proceed and be finished.
“What Parliament can do for now to help the situation is to assist with mediation because the situation we have is that people are trying to retaliate against others for killing their relatives. For me, that will never end the conflict. So, we need the leadership of Parliament and well-meaning Ghanaians to come and talk to the young ones to unite because, if you look at the nature of the area, we are all related in one way or another.
“We need to understand that it is important for us to live in peace so that we can enjoy development because we have serious developmental issues over here. If we don’t stop it, funds will either be diverted to providing security, or even contractors and other people will withdraw from the area. We will suffer in the end because we have a lot of challenges.”