- The Volta House of chiefs stated the Alavanyo and Nkonya traditional rulers failed to bring peace to their communities
-Their suspension also includes a loss of financial benefits they enjoyed as members of the House
- Until a peaceful resolution has been reached, the traditional rulers of both communities have been suspended indefinitely
The Volta Regional House of Chiefs has indefinitely suspended the Paramount Chiefs and Queenmothers of Nkonya and Alavanyo, for their failure to resolve the long-standing feud between the two towns.
In a report by Citi FM, the president of the Volta House of Chiefs, Nana Soglo Alloh confirmed the decision after meeting with the Volta Regional minister on Thursday.
"We are saying that, as far as we are concerned, even though we are not blaming them for their direct involvement, we think they have a responsibility of bringing peace in their traditional areas," he said, noting that their decision was made due to the uneasy situation in the area.
The suspension of the rulers of both towns follows the renewed clashes between the Nkonyas and Alavanyos on Wednesday which resulted in the death of two people and left others injured in Nkonya.
Nana Alloh also stated that until the situation has been resolved by both traditional areas and a peaceful co-existence has been reached, the traditional rulers of both towns have been stripped of their privileges including financial benefits.
Meanwhile, the security council of the Volta Region led by the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa have pledged to treat the clashes and resulting casualties from Wednesday's incident as criminal acts.
Dr. Letsa urged the public to be mindful of the speculations about the cause of the clashes, while urging them to remain calm as security agencies worked to restore stability and order to both communities.
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