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Factions in Hohoe clashes meet; lasting peace in the offing

Myjoyonline.com | Nathan Gadugah
15 July 2012 | General News
The Vice President John Mahama was part of the peace brokers in the Hohoe clashes
The Vice President John Mahama was part of the peace brokers in the Hohoe clashes

Factions in the recent Hohoe clashes have met in a gesture said to be a major step towards lasting peace.

The Zongo Community in Hohoe led by Alhaji Tajudin Meriga met with the leaders of the Gbi Traditional Council, Sunday after several weeks of violent confrontation between some disgruntled Zongo youth and Hohoe residents.

The meeting was at the behest of the Municipal Security Council, Joy News' Volta Region correspondent Agbeko Ben Coffie reported.

Alhaji Meriga apologized profusely to Torgbiga Gaabusu and the entire Gbi Traditional area for the violent clashes which claimed three lives and led to the destruction of properties.

The regional security council imposed a curfew in the area with thousands fleeing to safety but returned after calm had been restored.

Alhaji Meriga pleaded with the chiefs, assuring that the Zongo youth will not take the law into their own hands.

Torbgiga Gaabusu described the incident as regrettable but was quick to add that it was not a conflict between Christians and Muslims.

He cautioned the media to desist from such descriptions.

The MCE, Dr. Margaret Kweku said the meeting is a giant step towards brokering lasting peace in the area.

She said they will continue to facilitate such interactions to ensure lasting peace in the area.

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