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Opinions of Friday, 5 September 2014

Columnist: Abugri, Haruna S.

Stop the shameful begging in Bawku and crack the whip

Dear reader, I am always shocked to the bone whenever the unwanted
protracted Bawku conflict makes headlines in the media. There are
always more questions than answers. We are told of a phrase in law
which goes: "equality before the law". If this preamble really has a
place in our not-too-effective constitution, then Ghanaians are at a

Painfully, the needless and chronic conflict believed to have always
been caused by few jobless miscreants is always tackled as a
chieftaincy conflict. The question then is: which chieftaincy? The
chieftaincy that has long been resolved by the highest court? This is
baloney! Why should we be aimlessly fighting over an already digested
meat! Is this not madness?

Is Bawku not been ruled by a constitutionally certified peace loving
traditional ruler, His Royal Highness, Zug-Ran Naba Asigri Abugrago
Azoka II?. Why should we then engage in needless self-destructions
instead of joining hands to work towards the progress of the KUSSAUG
KINGDOM? Unfortunately, we are in a country where the truth is always
swept under the carpet. It is heart-breaking the fact that people have
arrogantly discarded the constitutional verdict and have resorted to
the use of the guns, and what successive governments have been doing
is to beg instead of cracking the whip.

Please enforce the law and stop begging! It is a shame. Are we not
equal before the law? Government, the security agencies and the
judiciary should use the power invested in them. We don't have to
persuade a law breaker in this 21st century. Begging a law breaker is
tantamount to endorsing criminality. Our media institutions for
heaven's sake should always be fair in their reportage whenever they
get 'dirty meat from Bawku to feed on'. I read with bleeding heart,
the bias stance of some media houses in relative to the sad recent
shootings in Bawku. One of the media houses, whose name I won't
mention for now, has been in this dirty unfair reportage of Bawku
issues for God knows how long. Shame!

To the enemies of the KUSSAUG KINGDOM, I leave them with this piece
from chapter 1 verse 1 of the Kussaug kingdom peace campaign book
which reads: "He who plans evil against the progress of Kussaug
kingdom MUST fail". To the good people of Bawku, peace truly loves us;
let's also love it in return and sincerely too.

May Allah fill our hearts with patience, for He Allah is with those
who are patient. Chapter 2 verse 153 of the Holy Quran.

Haruna Sumaila Abugri 0508854716