Gov seeks help from Catholic Bishop … to resolve Hohoe fracas
From Samuel Agbewode, Jasikan
The Catholic Bishop of the Jasikan Diocese, the Most Rev. Bishop Gabriel Akwesi Mante has asked the government to take concrete steps to ensure that the conflict between the people of Gbi and the Muslim community does not occur again.
The Bishop of the Jasikan Diocese, who was speaking at Jasikan, when the Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Henry Ford Kamel, his Deputy, Mr. Henry Ametefe, the President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede Asor XIV and other members of the House visited the Bishop to inform him about plans to involve him in the resolution of the conflict at Hohoe.
The Most Rev. Bishop Mante said he was prepared to fully participate in any committee that would be formed to help resolve the dispute and commended the Volta Regional Security Council (REGSEC) for the tactful manner in which the dispute was brought under control.
The Bishop, however, cautioned against the formation of committees without making good use of their findings in addressing future disputes noting that most of the times committees are formed to find solution to a problem but the reports are not implemented.
The Rev. Bishop Mante noted that some years back, a similar conflict occurred at Kete-Krachi between the chiefs and people of Krachi and the Zongo community where he (Bishop) was part of the committee that investigated the issue, but their final report was discarded.
He said it was clear that if the Committee report on the Krachi-Moslem dispute was fully implemented, there would not be the need to even form another committee to look into the Hohoe issue as the earlier findings could assist in resolving the dispute quickly even though the Hohoe conflict was more serious than that of the Kete-Krachi.
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