Ceasefire, use non-violent ways to address grievances – NPC to factions in Bawku conflict

The National Peace Council (NPC) together with Civil Society Societies (CSOs) have called on the leaders of Bawku to ceasefire in the recent gunshots that led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties at Bawku.

In a letter issued and signed by the Chairman of the group, Rev Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi advised both sides of the conflict to rather seek a nonviolent way to address their grievances.

“The call particularly goes to the leaders and youth of both sides of the conflict.

“The National Peace Council and other stakeholders in the Bawku peace process would like to further urge the parties to stop all acts of violence and commit to nonviolent ways of resolving their differences,” portions of the statement read.

The release come against the backdrop of disturbing reports of gunshots received by the NPC in the early hours of Monday, December 27, 2021, which resulted in the loss of lives and property destruction at Bawku.

Also, following a similar event which led to the imposition of curfew on the Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region by Government through the Ministry of Interior.

According to the Council, NPC together with its partners would “continue to work closely with the REGSEC to calm the tension and explore opportunities for dialogue as soon as practicable.”

NPC, however, urged the Upper East REGSEC to “conduct the necessary inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences and thereafter.”

They also called on the REGSEC to come out with appropriate recommendations after the inquiry was set up.



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