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16 February 2017

Bimbilla Clashes: Blame Ibn Chambas – Kingmakers

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Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in West Africa and the Sahel, should be blamed for the unending chieftaincy conflict in Bimbilla in the Northern Region of Ghana, Danaa Natogmah, spokesperson for the Kpahiti family, the kingmakers of Bimbilla, has alleged.

According to him, Dr Ibn Chambas used his position as Member of Parliament for Bimbilla in the ‘90s to influence the judicial committee of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs to impose a chief in Bimbilla, hence the protracted chieftaincy conflict.

Last week, 10 people were killed and several others sustained various injuries in the renewed chieftaincy clashes in the area.

But speaking at a press conference in relation to the conflict on Wednesday February 15, Mr Natogmah said: “The chieftaincy conflict amongst the factions in Bimbilla has been existing for decades as we all know.

The unsurprising thing is that almost everybody in Ghana and across the world is asking what the solution is or where the solution will come from.

“One most important question people should have asked is the cause or who is the cause, but this nobody is asking. I can make this statement that some individuals and groups are beneficiaries of this unending conflict in Bimbilla that keep taking innocent souls. The two major political parties in Ghana manipulate the Bimbilla conflict for votes.”

He added: “Another cause of this conflict for which reason I want to emphasise is Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas. Whatever his interest may be, I cannot tell. Dr Ibn Chambas, Special Representatives of the United Nation Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, is responsible for the protracted Bimblla chieftaincy dispute.

“Not only did he fail to counsel the late Bimbilla Naa Abarika on the nomination and enskinment of Salifu Dawuni as Bakpaba Naa and Nakpa, but more importantly, he used his position as Member of Parliament for Bimbilla constituency to influence the judicial committee of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs to rule in favour of the late Bimbilla Naa Abarika Attah in the Nakpa chieftaincy dispute.”

 

Source: Classfmonline

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