The Kwabre East District Security says it has imposed a ban on all street carnivals during funerals.The council had banned such activities due to the high rate of violent clashes in the area.
DCE for Kwabre East who doubles as the chairman of the District Security Council, Hon. Osei Assibey Bonsu says the ban according to the Council, would also help to avoid unnecessary bloodshed during such activities.
“All funeral activities should seize by 6 o’clock.. As soon as the chief mourner and its group leave the durber grounds, everything should seize…Then again, all those who have involved themselves in the conflict shall face the law.” He also disclosed that the Chiefs and elders were asked not to get involved in this issue and that they should allow the law to take its cause.
The DCE, Hon. Osei Assibey Bonsu also stated that earlier in a meeting which brought together feuding factions from the Zongo and Asante communities, the clergy and opinion leaders from the town and came out with certain findings.
One of such findings after interacting with the people was that Sunday’s clashes between some youth groups in the town had nothing to do with ethnicity.
“The issue that started is not as a result of religious or tribal issue. So What we have recommended is a formation of a committee that would go into it and see to it that such situation would not happen again.”
HOn. Bonsu in his interactions with the media also announced that on the 18th of February,2018, they were going to organize a peace program where they were going to have all muslims, christians and others to come together. They also invited Pastors, Imams and politicians to come and have talks with the people. The IGP has also been invited to open up a police station at Ahwiaa.
Another resolve from the meeting was that the joint police and military contingent would remain in the town until absolute peace was restored.
He further charged the police to prosecute whoever is found culpable to serve as a deterrent for others.
Source: Ghana/myxyzonline.com/Jonathan Ofori