Parliament of Ghana?on Friday?condemned the recent chieftaincy clashes that claimed one life and left several others injured in Teshie in the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA).
?Describing the incident as unfortunate and disturbing, the legislators called on the security agencies to firmly deal with the combatants to prevent the situation from escalating.
Conflict erupted in the area last Thursday over the installation of a new chief at Teshie and resulted in one death and several injuries. About seven people have so far been arrested by the police in connection with the violence.
?The MPs condemned the act during a contribution to a statement on the floor of the House by the Deputy Ministry for Gender Women and social protection and MP for the area, Mrs. Benita Okity-Duah.
?Mrs. Okity-Duah said the conflict left the community terrified and called on all stakeholders to come together to consolidate the fragile peace in the area. “We cannot continue like this forever. We must find an end to this challenge,” she said and called on the security agencies to be firm in maintainig law and order in the area.
?She commended the police for their swift response to the conflict and added that their promptness averted further harm and destruction.
?The MP called on the various factions in the diapute to use dialogue to address their misunderstandings to prevent future occurances. “I believe all are committed to lasting peace in Teshie and we are certained that sooner than later, we will overcome these skirmishes,” she added.
?The deputy Majority and Minority Leaders, Alfred Agbesi, and Dominic Nitiwul, respectively added their voice for the call for peace in the area and urged the factions to co-exist in peace and harmony.
Source :ISD Gilbert Ankrah