Traditional beliefs hold deeper
mysteries - Very Reverend Buama
Ho, April 3, Ghanadot/GNA -
Traditional beliefs about life after death hold deeper
mysteries that should be taken seriously.
Very Reverend Dr Livingstone Buama, Chairman of
Nkonya-Alavanyo Peace Mediation Committee made the
observation when briefing Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta
Regional Minister about the Nkonya-Alavanyo peace process in
He said as part of the peace process it became necessary for
both sides to perform pacification rites for those who died
during the protracted bloody conflict.
Very Reverend Buama, former Moderator of General Assembly of
Evangelical Presbyterian Church said those rituals were
practical realities that had to be accommodated within the
He said the events that unfolded during the performance of
one of those rituals prior to opening up a road between
Nkonya Alavanyo were revealing and instructive.
Very Reverend Buama said the entire peace process had been
one of openness and accommodation of even the most extreme
positions on issues.
He commended the people of Nkonya and Alavanyo for helping
to establish a model for resolving seemingly intractable
disputes, which had won local and international attention.
Very Reverend Buama commended Mr Emmanuel Bombande,
Executive Director of West Africa Network for Peace (WANEP)
for helping tremendously in facilitating the process.
Mr Amenowode expressed appreciation for developing a
home-grown model for resolving disputes.
He said it would be useful in resolving similar disputes
especially the Peki-Tsito land conflict.