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General News of Friday, 10 August 2018


Nanumbas, Konkombas in dispute over farm land

There is growing tension between Nanumbas and Konkombas at Makayili in the Nanumba North Municipal Assembly of the Northern Region over a piece of farmland.

The tension was triggered by the decision of the regent of Makayili to give a piece of land which the Konkombas say belongs to them out for the cultivation of cashew.

But for the timely intervention of the Municipal Security Council, the disagreement would have resulted in a gun battle.

The Konkobas claim that disputed land is their farmland and any cultivation from the regent would leave them stranded without an avenue of farming.

They have since vowed to resist any attempt to farm cashew.

Makayili’s regent told Citi News he was waiting on REGSEC to act on the status of the land but were still going to farm on the land.

The Presiding member, the New Patriotic Party constituency Secretary, and the Assembly Man met with the Kokonbas to find a solution to the impasse.