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Mangortey: Government’s swift response to possible Konkomba-Nanumba conflict commendable

The Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, led a high-powered delegation to the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi on Wednesday, following reports of rising tension

Owula Mangortey, a social and political commentator, has commended the government for acting swiftly to avert a possible clash between the Konkomba and Nanumba tribes in the Northern Region.

The Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, led a high-powered peace delegation to the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi on Wednesday, following speculation on social media that inter-communal tension is building in the region.

“We are tracking those people peddling such warmongering information to raise tension and I assure you we will deal with them,” the minister said.

“Konkomba, Dagomba and Nanumba people are brothers and have lived peacefully over the years and so any attempt to distract the peace among these people will be fiercely resisted,” he added.

Speaking on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (12 November), Mangortey argued that Nitiwul had taken the right approach in tackling the matter, adding: “So I am very happy to note the swift nature [in which] the government is responding to that.”

Road construction

Mangortey, who is also a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), also commended the Akufo-Addo-led government for a number of major road construction projects ongoing in the Northern Region.

“The 73-kilometre road from Tamale to Karaga is being constructed and then they have constructed several culverts … They are constructing more drains.

“The 21-kilometre road from Karaga to Gushegu is also being constructed, as well as the one from Bimbilla to Karaga,” Mangortey said.

Fred Dzakpata

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