Togbe Afede the Fourteenth, President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs, has called on the chiefs and people of Nkonya and Alavanyo, not to “hand over” their age-old land dispute to upcoming generations.
“We must give peace a chance, and I don’t think any faction should aspire to hand over the more than 90 years conflict to upcoming generations,” he said.
Togbe Afede was addressing the fourth general meeting of the House of Chiefs in Ho.
He said government has limited resources and had spent so much on the land dispute, and charged the parties to show good faith for peace to prevail.
Togbe Afede appealed to government to continue efforts at bringing lasting peace to the area, disclosing that a committee set up by the House of Chiefs was also working for peace in the two areas.
Madam Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister, said development could only take place in a peaceful environment, and expressed worry about the situation in Nkonya and Alavanyo.
Madam Ntoso reiterated government’s commitment to the rapid socio-economic development of the Region, and called for the support of all.