The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has, once again, shown the way and become the first to heed the appeal for food items for the conflict-ravaged people of Bawku.
As always, he has demonstrated his selfless and benevolent nature with a donation to persons living in the Bawku Municipality, who have been affected by a recent conflict that has led to the death of some people in the area.
The presentation of the items donated, which included 500 bags of 50kg cement and 50 boxes of cooking oil, was made at Bolgatanga, the regional capital of the Upper East Region.
Mr. Agyapong, who doubles as the Chairman of the Interior and Defence Committee of Parliament, revealed that, he wanted to visit Bawku, the conflict area, to acquaint himself with the situation there, but was advised not to do so for security reasons.
According to Mr. Agyapong, he received a request from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman of Bawku to come to the aid of the people, since the conflict between the Mamprusi and Kusaasi factions has put the people in a state of abject poverty.
According to reports gathered from the area, the killing of two men and a woman in the area by unknown assailants had put fear and panic in the people, and this had impeded economic activities, leading to mass hunger.
Ken Agyapong told the leaders not to sideline any of the two tribes, Mamprusis or Kusaasis, in distribution the items, but ensure equitable allocation to all of them.
The Chairman suggested that, there were other tribes in the Bawku area who were not either Mamprusi or Kusaasi, and that, if possible, they should be considered in the distribution of the items, to which Mr. Agyapong agreed.
The Legislator said that, without peace, there could not be development in the country, and entreated the leaders to resolve to ensure that the various tribes lived in peace and harmony.