The flag-bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has admonished the feuding faction’s of the Paramount Chiefs of the Soo and Wasipe Traditional areas of the North East and Savanna Regions to channel their resources and energy into fighting poverty and deprivation which is their common enemy.
The flag-bearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama in a statement on 2nd June, 2023 called for the urgent intervention of the Overlords of Mamprugu and Gonjaland and the Paramount Chiefs of the Soo and Wasipe Traditional Areas to restore calm and deploy time-tested traditional and peaceful means to resolve the dispute of a border between the Soo and Wasipe traditional areas of the North East and Savanna Regions respectively.
According to John Dramani Mahama, he is disappointment with the recent hostilities between both sections of the Gonja and Mamprusi communities along a disputed border between them. Adding, these hostilities emanating from disputes over traditional jurisdictional has led to the destruction of property and loss of lives, which is very unfortunate.
“Gonjas and Mamprusis have lived together peacefully for ages and have become family through intermarriage and other social relationships. We must endeavour to co-exist peacefully and deploy non-violent means to resolve disputes instead of resorting to arms at the slightest provocation”.
Former President John Dramani Mahama urged the people of Soo and Wasipe to channel their resources and energy into fighting poverty and deprivation whiles calling on the Ministers for Chieftancy, National Security, and Interior and the North East & Savanna Regional Security Councils to take urgent steps to resolve the conflict and restore calm to the area.
He assured his brothers and sisters in Mamprugu and Gonjaland of his readiness to assist in any way possible to bring lasting peace to the area.