Wednesday, September 26, 2007
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
–BISU appeals for calm
THE Bimoba Student Union (BISU), a student union in the Bunkpurugu-Yanyoo District, wish to appeal to the chiefs, opinion leaders and people of the District and Timbale in particular to let peace reign in the area.
“We see the recent violence in the area as an unfortunate development. It is regrettable that deprived as we are, mobilizing resources in fighting disease and poverty is not our priority. Rather, we use our scarce resources in purchasing arms and fighting one another.
“The area is confronted with many problems such as inadequate educational facilities, lack of potable water, electricity, health facilities, just to mention a few. The conflict has adversely affected socio-economic activities. No free movement of people, goods and services.
“People are afraid to go to farms, schools and social gatherings for fear of being attacked. Traders can no longer trade since the market at the center of controversy has been burnt down. In fact, life has virtually come to a halt.
“We would want to commend the Northern Regional Security Council and the security agencies for bringing the situation under control. We however wish to caution the security agencies not to rely solely on politicians who would want to score political points, but to exhibit professionalism in their bid to finding a lasting solution to this protracted conflict.
“We call on the government, other benevolent organizations and individuals to come to the aid of the displaced victims whose houses and property have been destroyed.
“To the chiefs and people of the district, BISU wishes to emphasize the fact that our destiny is in our own hands. Therefore, let’s unite and give peace a chance since development cannot take place in an atmosphere of violence”.
Laar-mong Christian Yennulom,
(BISU Vice-President), The National Secretariat,
Bimoba Students Union, P.O. Box 2, Bunkpurugn,
The Ghanaian Times - Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Page: 8