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25.09.2003 Regional News

Thirty-year old dispute between Asafo companies settled

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Gomoa Nyanyano (C/R), Sept. 25, GNA - A thirty-year old dispute between the Tuafo and Dentsifo Asafo companies at Gomoa Nyanyano in the Central Region, has been amicably resolved.

A ram was at the weekend slaughtered to signify the end of the disagreement, paving way for the celebration of the annual Akwambo Festival by the two groups next month.

During the dispute, the Tuafo celebrated the festival on Tuesday while the Dentsifo marked the same event on Wednesday. Apart from this, the town was virtually divided with members of each group avoiding areas presumed to be the territory of the other during the celebration of the festival.

In an interview with the GNA after the reconciliation rites, Mr Yaw Adu Asamoah, Gomoa District Co-ordinating Director, commended Nana Obeng Wiabo V, Chief of the town, Nana Brebo IV, Tufuhene and Nana Essilfie Mensah Ababio IV, Apofohene (Chief Fisherman) for initiating the peace process.

Mr Adu Asamoah said unity was "the axis on which development revolves" adding that the reconciliation was needed for the development of the town.

He advised the people not to allow petty squabbles to divide their ranks but to rally behind their leaders for the progress. Mr Asamoah appealed to the people to pool their resources to improve their living conditions.

The Chiefs who took turns to address the gathering called for cooperation and unity among the people.

Nana Wiabo said the settlement of the dispute marked another milestone in the history of the people.

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