Interventions of the Upper East Regional Peace Council (RPC), have begun to reap positive results as parties to a 10- year land dispute at Yorogo in the Bongo District, have resolved their differences.
Ex Sergeant Roland Awariya, a member of one of the families in the dispute and Chairman of the Upper East Veterans Association, associated the sustained peace to the intervention of the RPC and hardworking stakeholders such as the Bolgatanga, Nabdam Bongo, and Tongo Association.
The Ex sergeant said this when he interacted with Mr Bossman Owusu, Communications Analyst of UNDP, who paid a visit to the disputing communities and the RPC to ascertain work of the council..
He said before the intervention, people of the community lived in fear and expressed gratitude that the clashes left no deaths.
Mr Victor Atinga from the Abuuribiisi Community at Yorogo , who spoke in an interview with the team said he admires the work of the RPC.
Naba Johnson Awuni, Chief of Yorogo, expressed appreciation of the efforts of the parties in calming the violence and called on the RPC to facilitate withdrawal of the case from court.
He thanked the security services, RPC and other stakeholders for the timely intervention that had curtailed an eminent bloodbath.
Mr Dominic Kulariba, Administrative Manager, the Regional Peace Council, gave an overview of the activities of the body.
The council worked together with faith based organisations, including the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, the Catholic Church and Presbyterian Church, focusing on conflict prevention, management and sustenance of peace in the area.
Mr Kulariba said the collaboration helped to harmonise activities and programmes that were almost the same and run by other partners to ensure peaceful co-existence.