The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Bolgatanga Municipality has expressed concern over recent tensions between community members and the Fulani community. Recognizing the importance of fostering peaceful co-existence, the MCE emphasized the need for dialogue, communication, and proper integration of the Fulani community into the larger society.
To address the ongoing issue, the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) has taken proactive measures to initiate lasting resolutions. The MCE highlighted the importance of engaging with the leadership of the communities, as well as the Fulani herdsmen and cattle owners, to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the concerns at hand.
“We believe that it is essential for the community leadership, cattle owners, and Fulani leaders to come together periodically with the community to discuss concerns and find mutually beneficial solutions,” stated the MCE, underscoring the pivotal role of the Fulani community in resolving issues associated with them.
The MCE further emphasized that the Fulani community, being present in the areas where certain incidents such as rape and armed robbery occur, could play a crucial role in identifying and exposing wrongdoers, whether they are from within their own community or from elsewhere.
“Dialogue, communication, and integration are key factors here. The Fulani people are currently not well-integrated into the community, as their children do not attend school, hindering their ability to fully integrate with the local population,” explained the MCE.
These remarks were made during an interview on the Day Break Upper East Show on A1 Radio. The MCE’s emphasis on dialogue, communication, and integration underscores the municipality’s dedication to achieving lasting peace and harmony among all community members, including the Fulani community.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana