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Bawku Conflict: Mediation Process Has Stalled – Peace Council



Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, the chairman of the National Peace Council has said that the mediation process to resolve the Bawku conflict has stalled.

He said that some of the members who are part of the committee that is facilitating the mediation of the conflict have abandoned the committee and joined various factions.

Speaking to Beatrice Adu on The Big Bulletin on Thursday (11 May), Adu-Gyamfi said, “the [national peace] council has been in Bawku since the beginning of this conflict. A lot of work is being done by the regional peace council through the Bawku inter-ethnic committees.”

“Unfortunately, the committee’s work has stalled because some of the members within the committee who were helping in the mediating processes have realigned with their old groups, which makes the situation very complex for us. So, the inter-ethnic committees have not been able to meet for a while. Since February [2022], it’s been very difficult bringing them together,” he said.

He added that “so, the regional peace council has been on the ground with assistance from various CSOs [civil society organisations] who are all helping as far as the mediating process is concerned.”


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