The Brong Ahafo Regional Security Council (REGSEC) says it will engage in peace talks with residents of Drobo and Japekrom following Wednesday’s communal clash.
Following the incident and with hightened tensions in the two towns, the Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry served notice of curfew effective Thursday, October 18 from 6pm to 6am.
The two towns are said to have been engaged in a long standing land dispute which Supreme Court in 2015 ruled in favour of Japekrom.
It is not so clear what may have led to this clash but many have attributed the clash which has so far claimed about 4 lives and several others injured to the land dispute.
Speaking on “Ete Sen” on Radio XYZ on Friday, October 19, District Chief Executive for Dzaman South, Alhaji Abu indicated their preparedness to engage the two rival factions to broker peace. “REGSEC will continue to talk with both factions for understanding to prevail. For peace to prevail, it is important that there is understanding and so REGSEC will talk to them to ensure peace” he said.
Alhaji Abu also noted that, even though there seem to be tension in the two towns, the curfew noticed as served by the Interior Ministry is highly observed by the people of both communities.
Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ Charles Akrofi