May 29, 2014

The Member of Parliament for Gushegu, Hon. Thomas Kwesi Nasah has reassured that the skirmishes that flared up days ago in the area have been normalized amidst security intervention.

He said he got confirmation from the District Commander of Police indicating that tight measures have been put in place to de-escalate the situation and control any further incursions by the two communities involved in this clashes.

He said as part of the measures effected to control the strife, the Police at the moment have mounted a barrier at Katani, a community in the district together with some unnamed moves by the security to tame the situation.

Speaking with, the MP expressed worry about the sorry situation which erupted in his constituency, adding that he was hoping to visit the constituency by Saturday to spearhead some adhoc meeting with elders of the two communities, the DCE and DISEC.

According to him, Gushegu had a history of a protracted feud that started long time ago on chieftaincy issues, and later resurfaced as land disputes, but has advised the people to rather concentrate on working hard to invest in the future of their children through education.

He intimated that conflicts are always inimical to sustainable development, urging for total peace and an end to incidences capable of sparking further conflicts.

Tuesday’s clashes at Gushegu reportedly saw three people losing their lives with several houses burnt as a result of the ongoing strife between the Yiyamba and Berimba communities in the Gushegu district of the Northern Region.

Also two others are purported to be responding to treatment at the Gushegu Government Hospital with a third person currently in critical condition.

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