The Paramount Chief of Sirigu, Naba Roland Atogumdeya Akwara III is full of praise for A1 Radio, a subsidiary of the Agreed Best Communication Group. Speaking at a recent peacebuilding and conflict management forum organised by A1 Radio, Naba Akwara commended the Bolgatanga-based media platform for leading the discussion around peace management in the Upper East Region.
“Let me say thank you to A1 Radio for giving us the opportunity to speak on this issue.”
“The good people of Sirigu and myself are ardent listeners of your station and the services that you render to us. We pray for you to continue this for the region and the country as a whole,” he said.
Naba Akwara III explained that to properly maintain peace in an area, the stakeholders within the area have to understand the need for peace. Citing the resolution of the Doba-Kandiga conflict, Sirigu Naba, who played the lead role in building peace between the two communities, said, “the people of the area embraced peace. They respected me as the Paramount Chief of the Sirigu Traditional Area and then my relatives across the other country, Burkina Faso.”
“Thanks go to the people of Kandiga for embracing peace. Without them, we wouldn’t have enjoyed this peace that we are enjoying,” he said.
A1 Radio, a subsidiary of Agreed Best Communication Limited, recently partnered with the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocesan Development Office (NABOCADO) to organise a peace building and conflict management roundtable discussion in Bolgatanga, the capital of the Upper East Region. The aim of the event was to provide a platform for stakeholders to share their experiences and discuss strategies for mitigating the pockets of conflicts in the region.
During the roundtable discussion, the Chief Director of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, Alhaji Abubakari Inusah, emphasised the importance of peaceful coexistence in the region and called on all stakeholders to work towards achieving this goal. The Regional Director for the Upper East Regional Commission for Civic Education, Mawuli Agbenu, also highlighted the need for continuous education and sensitization of the public on the roles they can play in promoting peace and resolving conflicts.
The event was graced by several dignitaries, including the Regional Chairman for the Peace Council, Alhaji Sumaila Issaka, and the Executive Secretary of the Peace Council, Ali Anankpieng. Theophilus Abolga, the representative from NABOCADO, also attended the discussion, along with traditional leaders such as the Paramount Chief of Sirigu, Naba Roland Akwara III, and the Chief of Kotintaabig, Naba Bilheesong Langwaht. IT Expert and CEO of Norgence, Albert Naa, also participated in the event.
The peace building and conflict management roundtable discussion was a collaborative effort between A1 Radio and NABOCADO, aimed at fostering peace and stability in the Upper East Region. The event was well-attended and received positive feedback from participants, who lauded the organisers for their efforts in promoting peaceful coexistence in the region.
The roundtable discussion was moderated by A1 Radio’s Mark Smith.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana