By Margaret Oraza
Gwer Local Government Security Council has directed security operatives in the area to arrest and prosecute those behind the renewed crises between Tse-Nor family of Mbakume in Shough council ward and Mbakough in Mbasombo council ward.
This was part of the resolutions reached during an expanded peace and security meeting of the council convened by the Chairman of Gwer Local Government Council, Hon Emmanuel Ortserga held last Saturday at the local government Secretariat, Aliade.
The meeting mandated the Council Chairman to immediately meet with nor family to seek for ways that could enhance permanent peace in the community, while the Mbaivur people were asked to meet with Mbasombo for a round table discussion on the matter.
The meeting also advocated for a police post at Tse-Nor and as well demanded for a comprehensive list of perpetrators of the crises from both parties for necessary action by security agencies.
On Ivur market crises, the security council asked the Council Chairman, to set up a committee to look into issues that led to the sudden reemergence of the market in a new site with a view to proffering solutions and promised to collaborate with the community to construct bridges linking its permanent site when funds are available, stating that Mbaivur people should be included on the list of market committees in Ikpayongo market.
Addressing the first security meeting after assumption of office, Chairman of Gwer Local Government Council Mr Ortserga explained that the meeting was necessitated as a result of the renewed crises in some parts of the area hence the meeting to mitigate the crises.
A signed statement by the Council’s Information Officer, Christopher Avi and made available to The Voice quoted Mr Ortserga acknowledging the proactive roles played by Governor Samuel Ortom, security agencies, traditional rulers, leaders of development associations and other prominent sons in putting the situation under control.
Also speaking, Member representing Gwer-East constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon Geoffrey Agbatse opined that land matters should be settled by traditional rulers who lives on such lands in-dispute rather than Courts and praised stakeholders for being truthful in the matter between Tse-Nor and Mbakough.
In their separate remarks, Ter Gwer, Chief Dominic Akpe, Mue-Ter Ngyenev, Chief Augustine Tali, President General, Masev Development Association, Mr Nicholas Gyegweh and Doctor Igbakua Iorjaa all described the role of youth in the crises as criminal and should be treated as such and appealed that anybody arrested in connection with the crises should be allowed to remain in the custody to serve as a deterrent to others.
While Acting District Heads of Shough, Chief Lukor I. Lukor and that of Mbasombo, Chief Orkar Kobi, Moses Atime and James Anchongo all praised Mr Ortserga for his quick intervention and readiness to toll the line of peace to enhance development of their communities.