Chieftaincy, land disputes threaten peace in Bono Region – Peace Council

Alhaji Suallah Abdalla Quandah, the Bono Regional Executive Secretary of National Peace Council says Chieftaincy disputes threaten the peace and security of region.

He said, 19 paramountcies in spread across the12 districts and municipalities in the region were bedevilled with protracted Chieftaincy disputes and called for concerted approach to tackle the disputes.

In an interview with Akua Nyarko Abronoma in Sunyani, Alhaji Quandah indicated the Council had however initiated mediation process and expressed the optimism that the disputes would be resolve amicably for strengthen the prevailing peace and social cohesion in the region.

The Regional Executive Secretary said land litigations due to multiple sales remain another daunting problem which needed to be addressed as well.

In the wake of threats of terrorism and extremism in Sub-Saharan Africa, Alhaji Quandah said the Council had intensified public sensitization along border communities in the region to make residents security conscious and report people with strange movement to the security operatives as well.

The sensitization, he added was being carried out at Drobo, Japekrom, Sampa, Nkrankwanta and Dormaa-Ahenkro which shared border with Ivory Coast.

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