TV3: ‘Calm has returned’ to Nkonya.
File photo Calm has returned to Nkonya in the Volta Region a day after renewed clashes led to the killing of two and the injuring of one, the regional minister has disclosed.
Dr Archibald Yao Letsa noted that military and police personnel have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order.
The deadly clashes on Wednesday followed the lessening of the dusk-to-dawn curfew in Nkonya and Alavanyo, the feuding towns.
But after the latest clashes, government has imposed an 11:00pm-to-5:00pm curfew on the two towns.
An emergency Regional Security Council (REGSEC) meeting was also held on Thursday to find a lasting solution to the decades-old dispute.
Dr Letsa pointed out that the Council was advised against calling an immediate meeting of chiefs of the two towns. However, “we sent plain-clothed policemen to the communities,” he said, “to talk to the chiefs and queenmothers”.
The Volta Region minister says plans by government to confiscate the disputed land will soon be activated in order to bring the conflict to an end.
According to him, the chiefs are in agreement with such a plan. “We are not giving up,” Dr Letsa promised. “We are going to continue so that it does not escalate.”
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