Factions in Teshie Chieftaincy dispute urged to let peace reign

BY: Samuel K. Obour

The Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, Mrs Benita Sena Okity-Duah, has appealed to all factions involved in the Teshie chieftaincy dispute to let peace reign within the constituency.

"I will like to encourage all interested parties to make good use of avenues available for seeking redress when it comes to chieftaincy issues to solve the current problem", she said.

Mrs Okity-Duah who is also a Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, made the appeal in a statement read on the floor of Parliament.

A clash between two factions in the protracted chieftaincy dispute on Thursday, left one person dead while others were injured.

The MP said even though the opposing factions might havae contrary views , they should agree to discuss the issues rather than resorting to violence to settle their scores.

She said regardless of the differences in opinion, it was important to note that the people of Teshie belonged to one lineage and must at all times protect each other from harm.

"As a people, we cannot continue like this forever. We must find an end to this challenge", Mrs Okity-Duah said.

She appealed to the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies to be firm in the maintenance of law and order within the constituency, adding that the urgent need to protect lives and property could not be compromised.

Mrs Okity-Duah commended the security agencies for their swift response during the incidence which she said averted further destruction and harm, and called for measures to consolidate the current fragile peace in the constituency.

She assured residents at Teshie that their safety was assured.

"There is no cause for alarm or panic reaction. The security agencies are up to the task", she said and conveyed her condolence to the bereaved family.

By Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah