People of Peki
and Tsito make peace overtures
Ho, April 3, Ghanadot/GNA
- The people of Peki and Tsito have made overtures towards a
peaceful resolution of their protracted and often bloody
The area in dispute is a large stretch of fertile land
between Tsito and Dededo on the Ho-Accra highway which has
been lying fallow.
Before the outbreak of hostilities a few decades ago, part
of the disputed land called Kporvi was a thriving marketing
Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister gave the hint
when members of Nkonya-Alavanyo Peace Mediation Committee
led by its Chairman, Very Reverend Dr Livistone Buama,
former Moderator of General Assembly of Evangelical
Presbyterian Church called on him at Ho.
He was hopeful that lessons from the Alavanyo-Nkonya success
story would be adopted in helping the people of Tsito and
Peki to make peace with each other as well as address
similar disputes in the Region.
Mr Amenowode said he had accepted the challenge to
collaborate in finally putting the seal on permanent peace
between Alavanyo and Nkonya.
Very Reverend Dr Buama said the initiative for peaceful
resolution of the Alavanyo-Nkonya dispute came from the
“They have selected us to help them to achieve peace, it was
their own initiative and commitment that has brought us this
far,” Dr Buama said.
“They have come to understand that peace is both a gift and
a task,” he said.
Very Reverend Dr Buama said from a tragic situation of more
than 80 years of extreme hatred, suspicion and blood letting
the people of Nkonya and Alavanyo now interact with each
He said the process had now reached the stage of
negotiations between the two communities to determine what
they intended to do with the area of land in dispute.
Very Reverend Buama said this stage of the peace process
required financial support from government and that a formal
request would be put in for support.
Most Reverend Francis Lodonu, Catholic Bishop of Ho Diocese
of Catholic Church and Vice-Chairman of the Committee said
the land area under dispute was 10 square miles.
He said until a survey of the land and map of the disputed
area was drawn as part of the peace process, both sides did
not know the size of land they were fighting over.
Very Reverend Lodonu said the map of the area in dispute was
shown to both communities and those outside and was
discussed accepted and approved by them.
Other members of the Peace Committee were Mama Adokua
Asigble, Queenmother of Tefle, Nana Mprah Besemuna,
Krachiwura, Mrs Hillary Gbedemah, Legal Practitioner and Mrs
Felicia Okyere Darko, Chief State Attorney in charge of the
Volta Region with Mr Evans Kanfra of Volta Regional Co-ordinating
Council as Secretary.