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Bawku conflict: My greater pain is the displacement of women and children – Edudzi

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Godwin Edudzi Tameklo

The Director of Legal Affairs for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Godwin Edudzi Tamaklo, has said he is pained by the displacement of and children in Bawku following the deadly armed conflict.

He says the children are unable to have access to due to the conflict

“The situation there is extremely delicate and for me, the greater pain I have is the displacement of women and children.

“It has been extremely difficult for children within those communities to even have proper education now by reason of this armed conflict,” the private legal practitioner said on the Big Issue on Monday, January 22.

Also commenting on this issue on the same, Former Member of for Okaikwei North,  called on stakeholders to ensure that the feuding parties are brought together to resolve the issues amicably.

Fuseini Isah noted that the conflict has lasted for a long period of time, resulting in the death of innocent people.

“We should get the factions to agree to be able to put this conflict behind them because it has been raging on for generations. If at one point we are unable to bring it to finality we will continue having people lose their lives

“The people who live in that area, they have to know that there should be some finality,” he said on the Big Issue on TV3 Monday January 22.

Former President  also called for close collaboration between the  and the  in providing security at .

Mr Mahama said he was saddened and disturbed by recent shootings in the Bawku municipality and the killing of three men.

In a statement, the flagbearer of the  (NDC) said “While I recognise that our security services face the difficult task of securing  in the Bawku area, the must work hand in hand with the  to provide safety and security in the Bawku municipality and across the nation.

“As a former Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, I urge the military personnel to remember their duty to protect the people and uphold the .

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims during this difficult time, even as I call upon the people of Bawku to endeavour to promote and consolidate peace to enable the positive  of the municipality of Bawku. Let  all work together to ensure justice is served and peace is restored in Bawku.”

Meanwhile, the  () has explained the circumstances under which three persons who fired at its troops in  were neutralized.

The  said the act of neutralization occurred in retaliation to  on its troops.

“…at about 2030 hrs on the same day {January 18}, own troops conducting night foot patrols around Hasania School at Sabongari were fired upon by 4 gunmen. Troops returned  spontaneously neutralising 3 of the assailants. The fourth suspect managed to escape. Troops retrieved one AK-47 rifle loaded with 16 rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition.   team arrived at the location subsequently to convey the deceased assailants to the morgue.”

This was contained in a press release dated January 18, signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Brigadier General E Aggrey-Quashie.

Bawku conflict: My greater pain is the displacement of women and children - Edudzi


“The AK-47 rifle with serial number 81-1/13024074 inspected by Bawku Divisional personnel is currently in own custody. In as much as  regrets the demise of the assailants, the escalating violence in the Bawku general area is unfortunate,” the stated.


The press release added that, “It is instructive to note that directly engaging the military is a that could result in fatal consequences, as troops will spare no opportunity to defend themselves as well as protect residents of Bawku. Therefore, factions in the  are cautioned against drawing the military into direct armed confrontation while efforts are undertaken to resolve the current impasse.”

The  is “therefore imploring the support of all -loving Ghanaians, especially the good people of Bawku to facilitate the process of bringing lasting peace to the area and also to aid GAF and sister security agencies in de-escalating tension in the interest of peace, security and socioeconomic development of Bawku and the nation in general.”

Bawku conflict: My greater pain is the displacement of women and children - Edudzi

Bawku has been in the news lately because unknown gunmen earlier fired into a group of people at the community center in the town on Wednesday, January 17, resulting in the  of two persons, while four others were injured.

The Member of  for Bawku Mr  described the incident as dastardly and unacceptable.

Mr Ayariga called on  enforcement agencies to act immediately to  and deal with the perpetrators.

Commenting on this matter earlier on the   show on  on Thursday, January 18 with , Mr Ayariga said “It is unfortunate that we continue to experience this situation that has caused so many lives to be lost, so many people to be injured and hospitalized and so much property to be lost in Bawku central constituency.

“…those who were  yesterday, that was dastardly, that was unacceptable and the perpetrators must be searched for by the  enforcement agencies and dealt with.”

Last week the  for the Interior, by Executive Instrument, renewed the curfew hours imposed on Bawku Municipality and its environs in the  Region from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am effective Friday, January 12, 2024.

The  called on , Elders, Opinion Leaders,  and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring .

Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the afore-mentioned communities and their environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be  and prosecuted.


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