The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has appealed to the people of Chereponi in the North East Region to give peace a chance and live in harmony with one another.

Speaking at the Paga Central Mosque last Saturday, Vice-President Bawumia deplored the latest outbreak of violence, saying such occurrences thwarted efforts to achieve comprehensive nation building, a release from the Office of the Vice-President, said.

The police have confirmed the death of one person following renewed clashes between Chokosis and Konkombas around Chereponi and Saboba.

A number of people also sustained various degrees of injury.

The Vice-President, who was in the Upper East Region as part of his nationwide Ramadan tour, urged the feuding factions to look beyond parochial interests and work together to bring lasting peace to the area.

“I would like to make an appeal to our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers in Chereponi. You know there have been some disturbances there recently. We are all one.

We are really all one. Whether you are Konkomba, Mamprusi, Chokosi, we are one people. Our only enemy is poverty.

Let us fight poverty and let us not fight one another; that is what I would like to tell our brothers and sisters.

“Ghana is big enough for all of us. Let us respect one another , let us work together and let us beat poverty together,” he stressed.

Prayers

Vice-President Bawumia had earlier performed the Zuhr prayers at Tempane and Asr prayers at Garu as part of the latest leg of his nationwide Ramadan tour.

He urged Muslims to jealously guard the peace the country enjoyed, especially the peaceful co-existence between persons of different faiths.

Ghana, he emphasised, was large enough to accommodate persons of differing faiths, and urged all to contribute their quota to nation building.



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