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Bawku conflict remains unresolved due to lack of political will – Lecturer

A lecturer at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre (KAIPTC) has emphasized the recent violence that led to five deaths as evidence of the lack of political will to resolve the Bawku conflict.


Dr. Victor Doke declares that the elevated strain originates from a breakdown of trust between the local area and state organizations.

He credited the continuous demonstrations of viciousness to the disappointment of government organizations to encourage cooperation.

Dr. Doke brought up an absence of coordination among security organizations on the ground and refers to the deficient assets distributed to address the contention.

"There is an unmistakable issue here that there isn't joint effort or coordination between even the state offices that are on the ground to guarantee harmony, for example the military, the police and other state foundations," he said.


"The assets aren't there to assemble the ability to prepare these servicemen to comprehend how to relate with struggle access, for example the Mamprusis and afterward the Kusasis, the young particularly.

The political will is now lacking in some way. We need to make sure that there is political will to put in the necessary resources and get the CSOs involved. There are NGOs on the ground there, most on occasion you don't catch wind of these NGOs with the exception of when there is a gathering, reciprocal interview that they're welcomed.

"Yet, when you go to the ground there, you really want these NGOs to likewise be essential for you to guarantee your commitment with the local area is there. We lack ongoing engagements going into this.



"Each time we start the interaction, then, at that point, we lay back believing that when we send the fighters there to isolate the different sides from conflicting then that is all there is to it. However, you actually hear irregular shooting that lets you know that the firearms are still in the framework," he said.

He battled that this inability to prepare and support security powers mirrors a more extensive absence of political will.

Dr. Doke asked for the expanded interest in assets, cooperation with common society associations (CSOs), and supported commitment with the local area.


"There is a reasonable issue here that there isn't joint effort or coordination between even the state offices that are on the ground to guarantee harmony, for example the military, the police and other state organizations," he said.

He urges Bawku residents to give up firearms in exchange for an end to gun violence and supports the involvement of non-governmental organizations in educating them about the impact of the conflict on development.

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