[ 2012-06-10 ]
Northerners who engage in conflict must desist from such acts - ACP Awuni
Accra, June 9, GNA - Assistant Commissioner of
Police (ACP) Angwubutoge Awuni, has cautioned
northerners in the three northern regions who are
found of causing conflicts to desist from the
practice since was hindering development in the
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, the
ACP Awuni, who is the Commander of the Motor
Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana
Police Service, expressed worry that the huge sums
of monies that could have been channeled to the
development of the three regions are rather used
to ensure and maintain peace.
ACP Awuni, who is a native from Upper East Region,
said no development can thrive in the atmosphere
of violence and conflicts and that had it not been
the perennial conflicts in the area, the region
would have been developed and many investors would
head to the area.
He admonished the people in the area not to allow
themselves to be used by politicians in conflicts
since most of them have parochial and selfish
interests saying “it may surprise you to note that
in times of conflicts most politicians inflate
their budget in the name of maintaining peace just
to make profit at the expense of developing your
He called on politicians who are found of meddling
in chieftaincy issues to desist from that since it
was one of the major causes of conflicts in the
three northern regions.
ACP Awuni entreated all northerners who are
outside the region especially those in the
Diaspora to contribute their widow mites to the
development of the area saying he was not happy
about the attitudes of some northerners who
preferred to invest outside the region.
He said he has been making donations to schools at
Zuarungu in Upper East and has also undertaken
other development projects where a lot of youth in
the region are currently engaged.
He called on political heads of the three northern
regions especially Metropolitan, Municipal and
District Chief Executives who are not pro-active
to sit up by engaging the media to market the
abundant potentials of the area to investors.
Northern Parliamentarians, he said, should
endeavour to lobby for more developmental projects
for the area and regretted that some of them could
not even make useful contributions at the floor of
Parliament adding that there was the need for them
to sit up.
Source - GNA
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