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We were expecting gov’t to sympathize with us but we’ve been neglected – Kandiga Chief

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Naba Henry Abawine Amenga-Etego II, Chief of the Kandiga Traditional Area is unhappy about the government’s seeming neglect of the Kandiga community.

“Almost 3 years now, this conflict has come in. Houses have been destroyed. Properties have been destroyed. We were expecting that the government would sympathize with these victims. Those who are alive and their houses destroyed, properties destroyed, we were expecting that at least the government would come in to support people so that they can restructure their homes to be in but there is nothing like that. The MPs are not saying anything, the DCEs are not saying anything and the government is not saying anything.”

Naba Amenga-Etego II said this when he spoke to A1 Radio in a recent interview. He restated the community’s commitment towards peace stressing that because of the conflict, the development needs of the community have been disregarded.

“Conflict has no profit. There is no winner. In all of this, [we expected] the government to sympathize but the government won’t sympathize [with us]. At the end, what is it? Where is your gain? We are all losers,” he said.

It would be recalled that the chiefs of Doba and Kandiga both pledged to allow peace to prevail in their communities after years of protracted conflict that has claimed lives and destroyed properties.

The twin communities that intermarry, have been at loggerheads over who is the rightful owner of a piece of land.

It was against this backdrop that the Paramount Chief of Sirigu, Naba Roland Atogumdeya Akwara III together with other chiefs, who had started a peace process months ago, invited the two factions – Doba and Kandiga to the Sirigu chief’s palace to deliberate on ending the conflict.
This is a process, the chief of Kandiga reaffirmed his commitment to.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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