Parliament’s attention has been drawn to a serious matter raising its head in Kintampo which may break the perpetual peace being enjoyed for centuries.
Member of Parliament for Kintampo North, Joseph Kumah who drew the house’s attention in an official statement delivered on the floor of parliament, disclosed that the Paramount Chief of Mo, Nana Kweku Dankwa III, the President of the Mo Traditional Council has asked for a period within November to December to perform rituals to cleanse accidents and other negative incidents in the municipality, especially in the Mo settlements areas which part of Kintampo Township is included.
On the other hand, Shrakyi Fangrima, the President of the Wangara Community in Ghana, also has his Annual Klubi Festival within the same few days in the time frame clashing and these two ceremonies at the same time is what is causing the conflict in Kintampo.
“A one-time enviable society is about to collapse due to a threatening peace. A municipality that has a unique location, strategically situated for all year-round Agricultural, Aquaculture, Animal Husbandry, multiple tourist sites, and Diverse cultural society is about to be destroyed due to simple but complex external manipulations trying to bring the said society to its knees. We refused to join the unpalatable chronicle of towns on the table of conflict” he said
The Kintampo North legislator expressed that the Municipality’s uniqueness stemmed from the fact, that almost all tribes in Ghana can be found with peaceful coexistence and inter-marriages for centuries, yet beginning to face human-influenced conflict.
The municipality he further established is one of the least developed when it comes to road and other infrastructural projects, perennially accident-prone but lacks a common Trauma Center, full of thousands of hectares of arable rice lands, yet untapped, fertile lands for yams, cassava and other cash crops which almost all bigwigs in the municipality cultivate on large scales.
“Why should we sit down for Kintampo to be torn apart? RESEC and MUSEC MUST NOT STRUGGLE TO FIX WHAT IS HAPPENING” he added
Meanwhile, he told parliament that he has consulted the Peace Council both regional and National, to quickly intervene in the Kintampo issues for the parties to use dialogue and mediation for everlasting peace and prosperity in Kintampo.
“let those who have lost a loved one take heart, and those injured be healed by His Grace. Kintampo North Municipality needs an industrial revolution, not conflict resolution.
Mr. Speaker, to conclude, the center of the nation must not be allowed to be tensed up, for if things are allowed to fall apart, commuters from all walks of life who plow from Accra to Paga, and to the neighboring countries would suffer. Also, businesses would suffer and there would be negative consequences on the government’s meager resources” he called
Meanwhile, the Rt. Hon Speaker, S. K. Alban describing the situation as an urgent matter, directed Ministers responsible for National Security and Interior to come to parliament and brief the committee on defense and interior with their commanders on Thursday, November 23, 2023, early in the morning.
He added that the National Security Council through their regional office is to immediately intervene. “The Chieftaincy institution is one of the cornerstones of our country and we hold that institution dearly and we should do everything to prevent that institution from falling into disarray” he bemoaned
By: Mary Quartey