The Assembly Members of Jaman South has appealed to the residents of Japekrom
and Drobo in the Brong Ahafo Region to remain calm and cooperate with the law
enforcement agencies to restore peace in the municipality.
The appeal was made
in a statement signed by 40 members of the Jaman South Municipal Assembly and
copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday.
This followed the
recent clash between the residents of Japekrom and Drobo on Wednesday, October
17, 2018, which led to the death of three persons, injuries to others and
damage to properties.
The statement said:
“As assembly members and representatives of the people, we were deeply saddened
by the news of the clash and the lost lives and we unequivocally condemn it as
most unfortunate and morally unacceptable.”
It expressed the
condolences of the assemblymen to the bereaved families and prayed to God to
receive their souls while wishing persons who sustained various injuries speedy
pleaded with the chiefs of the two traditional councils, religious leaders,
civil society organisations, opinion leaders and the public to support the
security forces to bring peace to the area.
It said it was very
unfortunate, unfair, and worrying that the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE),
Alhaji Abuu had been implicated in the whole turmoil in the municipality by
some people and had called for his removal, a move the assembly members
described as “suicidal to decentralization and democracy.”
The statement said:
“As assembly members, we have known and worked with Alhaji Abuu for almost two
years now and we know him to be one of the best Municipal Chief Executives not
only in the Brong Ahafo Region but in the entire country.
“He is someone who
does his work devoid of religious, tribal and even political sentiments and we
again unequivocally say that, we are solidly behind our MCE and we are not
ready to approve of any person or work with anybody apart from him.”
The statement called
on the people to support the MCE to restore peace in the area, “as the curfew
imposed on us has affected all aspect of our lives.
“We must therefore
co-operate and support the security forces to facilitate the process of
ensuring and restoring peace in the municipality, and we should remember that,
we are one people, one heritage with common destiny.”
It said the turmoil
has not only damaged the reputation of the municipality, but Ghana at large.
appealed to the security intelligence and the investigative bodies to expedite
action on the matter and bring anybody found culpable to face the full rigorous
of the law to serve as a deterrent.