Defence minister, Dominic Nitiwul
Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul

National Chairman of the People’s National Convention, Mr Bernard Mornah believes the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul’s involvement in attempts to broker peace between the Konkombas and Anufors, who have been maiming and killing each other over the ownership of a two-acre land in the North East region, is unnecessary.

“My candid opinion is that the Minister of Defence should be moved elsewhere or he should be told to stay away,” he said on Joy News’ AM show, Monday.

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According to him, Mr Nitiwul should not get involved in that matter because the suspicion is high as people think he is a Konkomba.

His comment comes on the back of a curfew imposed on Chereponi and Saboba Townships following clashes between Anufuls and Kokonbas that have resulted in the death of four persons.

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Though security in the affected communities has been beefed up, Mr Mornah said the Defence Minister, who is a Kokomba, is not handling the land dispute fairly.

Land, he noted, is a resource, therefore, he urged that land ownership must not be left in the hands of traditional leaders.

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“Land is a resource and we have not been able to manage it. The State must take part in it so that if there is going to be any use of that land the State and the traditional authority will sit down and agree,” he suggested.

Source: | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy