The protracted tribal conflict in Bawku in the Upper East Region has been a major source of concern for Ghanaians for years. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated that the resolution of the conflict remains the highest priority of the government in terms of national security.
The President has assured Ghanaians that frantic efforts have been put in place to ensure a lasting resolution of the conflict, which has claimed several lives. The issue is top priority on the national security table, he said.
Speaking at this year’s May Day celebrations held in Bolgatanga, President Akufo-Addo emphasized that nothing will give him greater pleasure than to see a resolution of the conflict in the border town before his tenure ends next year.
It will be recalled that the President in his first term oversaw the resolution of the protracted Dagbon crisis after bringing the Abudus and the Andanis together. President Akufo-Addo was named ‘Abudani’ after resolving the crisis.
The President said security deployment in Bawku has been enhanced while those violating law and order in the area are also being held accountable. He also warned those beating war drums in a ploy to scuttle the peace and security of this country that the majority of Ghanaians committed to democracy will resist them.
For the most part, the President’s reassurance to Ghanaians is a welcome one. The conflict in Bawku has dragged on for far too long and the government’s commitment to resolving it is commendable. The President’s track record in resolving conflicts in the country, particularly the Dagbon crisis, is a positive sign that there is hope for peace in Bawku.
It is important that the government follows through on its commitment to resolving the conflict and ensure that lasting peace is achieved. The security deployment in the area should be sustained to prevent any flare-ups of violence.
In conclusion, the President’s commitment to resolving the conflict in Bawku is a step in the right direction. It is important that all stakeholders involved in the conflict work together to ensure that lasting peace is achieved in the area.
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