The tribal conflict in Bawku, located in the Upper East Region of Ghana, has been a persistent issue that has resulted in the loss of many lives.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated that resolving this conflict remains the government’s top priority in terms of national security. To that end, the government has put in place numerous measures to ensure a lasting resolution of the conflict.
During this year’s May Day celebrations, the Secretary General of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) requested an assurance from the President on the government’s commitment to speed up efforts to resolve the crisis.
President Akufo-Addo responded by affirming that resolving the conflict in Bawku remains the highest priority on the national security table.
As his tenure comes to an end next year, the President expressed that nothing would give him greater pleasure than to help bring lasting peace to Bawku. He emphasized the need for wisdom in achieving this outcome and called on God to grant him the necessary guidance.
It is worth noting that President Akufo-Addo oversaw the resolution of the protracted Dagbon crisis in his first term by bringing the Abudus and the Andanis together.
In addition, security deployment in Bawku has been strengthened, and those who violate the law and order in the area are being held accountable.
Furthermore, the President warned individuals who are beating the drums of war in a ploy to scuttle the peace and security of the country that the majority of Ghanaians committed to democracy will resist them.
The President’s commitment to resolving the conflict in Bawku underscores the government’s determination to maintain national security and promote lasting peace in the country.
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