The King and Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom Yagbonwura Bii- Kunuto Jewu Soale (I) has called on the feuding factions at the Wasipe traditional area in Savannah Region and to lay down their arms and give peace a chance.
This was contained in a press statement copied to Bole based Nkilgi Fm on 4th June, 2023.
According to Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale (I), for the past few days Lukula and its environs in the North Gonja District and under the Wasipe Traditional Area of Gonja have been characterized by tension between the people of the Wasipe traditional area and the Janga traditional area in the North East Region resulting in one death and destruction of properties.
The Overlord of Gonja said, the situation is quite unfortunate and deserves condemnation in no uncertain terms, adding that, the people of the two great Kingdoms Gonja and Mamprugu have coexisted peacefully over the years without any problem, and by his statement is calling on “all individuals and groups involved in the conflict to lay down their arms and give peace a chance”.
The Yagbonwura, as well called on all sons and daughters of the two traditional areas who have inculcated the habit of using social media to foment troubles to desist from such acts and allow the Security agencies and responsible authorities to handle issues amicably.
The statement of Yagbonwura said; “Whiles traditional authorities of the two Kingdoms are working assiduously with the security councils of the North East and Savannah Regions to get the issue resolved, he called on the security agencies to exercise restraint on the arrest of the people of Daboya while they maintain peace and order in the area”.
The King and Overlord of Gonja Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale (I) further called on all sons and daughters of the two kingdoms to remain calm while the appropriate institutions responsible for boundary demarcations as well as the law enforcement agencies take the necessary steps to restore sustainable peace in Lukula and its environs.