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"Parties Will Adopt Customary Arbitration If Land Issues Are Not Resolved By January 2023" - DK-CRC

The Doba-Kandiga Conflict Resolution Committee (DK-CRC) has warned that should the traditional authorities fail to resolve the land issue which has been the cause of conflict leading to the death of tens of people, loss of property and human dignity by the end of January 2023, it will facilitate the parties to adopt a Customary Arbitration approach to ensure that the matter is resolved in a rapid and amicable manner.


The Doba-Kandiga Conflict Resolution Committee (DK-CRC) made these known after it successfully engaged the feuding factions to the conflict for the third time.


In a statement sighted by Thinknewsonline.com and signed by the Chairman of the Doba-Kandiga Conflict Resolution Committee, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice William Anaam Atuguba, he said "The Doba-Kandiga Conflict Resolution Committee (DK-CRC) having successfully engaged the feuding factions to the conflict for the third time, proposes that should the traditional authorities fail to resolve the land issue which has been the cause of the conflict leading to the death of tens of people and the loss of property and human dignity by the end of January 2023, the committee will facilitate the parties to adopt a Customary Arbitration approach to ensure that the matter is resolved in a rapid and amicable manner"


The Committee also added that having listened to repeated verbal statements, studied written statements and many documentations gathered from the past and presented by all parties, it has come to a firm conclusion that all efforts by any interested peace maker will only reduce tensions and improve peaceful co-existence for a period.


It, however, mentioned that other efforts at tackling the land issue and resolving it completely will inure to a lasting peace for the people of Doba and Kandiga.


The Committee further appealed to the chiefs and people of Doba and Kandiga to continue to hold on to the current calm and peaceful co-existence amongst them.


The Committee says it will continue to partner with any peace initiators who has special focus on the Doba and Kandiga area conflict to ensure that calm and peaceful co-existence return to the area to enable the innocent and vulnerable people go about their daily activities without fear or hindrance. 


The committee also appealed to the Paramount Chiefs of the Navrongo and Mirigu Traditional Areas, Navro-Pio, Pe Asagpaare Aneakwoa Balinia Adda II and Naba Anosona Abisa Atasige III under whose respective traditional jurisdictions Doba and Kandiga fall respectively to hold firm the chiefs of Doba and Kandiga to control their subjects to allow peace a chance.

 

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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