Mahama Ayariga, the Hon. Member of Parliament for Bawku Central has hinted how dangerous his constituency has become following disputes in the area.
The Hon. MP advised non-residents and non-indegenes to stay away from the area as long as the tensions exist. “For now, we have relapsed into a very bad situation. In all honesty, even I am very careful where I go in my own constituency. I don’t think it is advisable for someone who is not from there to come around”.
“Schools are not able to function, the market had been relocated as people as people do not feel safe anymore. People with shops are unable to open them. This has come to a standstill,” he further lamented.
According to Mr Mahama, the Kusasis tend to be politically aligned with the National Democratic Party (NDC) whiles the Mamprusis align the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“This dispute can be traced to their issues with Rawlings. The Mamprusis saw as their problem, as he took away their rulership and gave it to the Kusasis and naturally went against whoever was with him. The kusasis generally have aligned with Rawlings and the NDC”.
Moreover, he explained that the issue can not be resolve by any administration or institution but can only be controlled by enforcing law and order.