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Regional News of Thursday, 28 June 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Kokomba Community fights removal of Kpandai District from proposed Savannah Region

The Konkomba Community in the Kpandai District has indicated its resolve to reject and ‘fight’ moves, they claim, are being instigated by some individuals to exclude the Kpandai District from the proposed Savannah Region.

The outraged community members in a statement described the agenda as mischievous adding that the exclusion will be tantamount to denying them of their rightly deserved rights. According to them, they constitute 70% of the Kpandai population and have from the onset demonstrated beyond doubt their desire to be part of the proposed Savannah Region.

They also indicated how they have in previous times, severally notified the Member of Parliament of Kpandai that they “endorse the position of the Overload of Gonja that, the inclusion of Kpandai in the proposed Savannah Region will help accelerate development in the area since we lack most of the essential facilities in the District”.

Members of the Konkomba community also accused the Nawuris and Nchumurus of seeking to destroy the peace that has existed between the people of Kpandai and Gonjas and making references to the unfortunate and regrettable conflict in 1991.

“The attempt to use the creation of the new regions to foment conflict and claim ownership of Kpandai by the Nawuris as a result of the 1991 conflict is unfortunate and a demonstration of dishonesty and should not be entertained by the government”. The press release by the Nawuris and the Nchumurus is their usual attempt to win unwarranted sympathy from the general public”, the statement said.

“It is also important to note that the purported press release has no basis and the so call signatories are dishonest pedestrians in Accra with no authority and influence either as chiefs or opinion leaders of Kpandai to issue such a statement on behalf of the people..."

”We as Konkombas in Kpandai wish to place on record that, we smoked a peace pipe with Gonjas after the 1991 conflicts and wish to stand by the peace process as we and the Gonjas continue to interact in a peaceful, civil and a respectable manner as brothers and cousins for the development of Kpandai”, it continued.

They therefore are disassociating themselves from issues of land ownership and conflict tendencies the said statement may present.

Below is the full statement