The youth of Alavanyo have requested the youth and people of Nkonya to exercise restraints in the use of guns in the township.

The youth in a press release dated August 5 stated that “Youth of Alavanyo are not ready for any activities that will bring retrogression and make us move in the reversed gear to jeopardize the peace we are enjoying.”

They added that “further attacks and gunshots into Alavanyo will not inure to the benefit of anyone. Let us consider the future of our children, ourselves and that of our WASSCE and BECE candidates and give peace a chance.”

“We are calling on the Youth, Chiefs and People of Nkonya to exercise restraint, speak to their youth and view this incident purely as a crime and not a rekindle of any inter-ethnic conflict. We have moved far away from that and are no longer interested in it this modern day,” portions of the release read.

The release, according to Alavanyo youth comes after a police report on the 1st of August, 2022, of the murder of one Brempong Daniel who was allegedly shot by unknown assailants on his way to the farm.

According to them, “No one has accused Alavanyo of this crime but on the 3rd of August, 2022, there were gunshots into Alavanyo Deme, Agorme Township and Basic School from the side of Nkonya in the name of reprisal attacks.”

Alavanyo youth, nonetheless empathised with the youth and people of Nkonya Ntsumuru on their loss, adding that “We have never looked forward to any breach in the peace we have been enjoying in the recent past which is reviving farming and other economic activities in both areas.”

“We have been doing everything in our capacity as youth and future leaders to speak to our colleagues to embrace everlasting peace and are putting in place plans to meet the leadership of Alavanyo and Nkonya youth for peace to recommence our community visitations we used to embark on and have some fun activities before this unfortunate incident.”

The youth of Alavanyo assured “the security and our brothers in Nkonya of our readiness and availability to be part of any investigations to unravel the perpetrators of this crime either from Alavanyo or Nkonya for peace to prevail.”

Read the full statement below:

5th August 2022
PRESS RELEASE.
ALAVANYO YOUTH EMPATHIZE WITH THE YOUTH AND PEOPLE OF NKONYA AND ASK FOR RESTRAINT.

On the 1st of August 2022, Police in Oti Region reported the murder of one Brempong Daniel who was allegedly shot by unknown assailants on his way to the farm. No one has accused Alavanyo of this crime but on the 3rd of August 2022, there were gunshots into Alavanyo Deme, Agorme Township and Basic School from the side of Nkonya in the name of reprisal attacks hence this release.

We empathize with the Youth and people of Nkonya Ntsumuru on their loss. We have never looked forward to any breach in the peace we have been enjoying in the recent past which is reviving farming and other economic activities in both areas.

We have been doing everything in our capacity as youth and future leaders to speak to our colleagues to embrace everlasting peace and are putting in place plans to meet the leadership of Alavanyo and Nkonya Youth for Peace to recommence our community visitations we used to embark on and have some fun activities before this unfortunate incident.

We as the Youth of Alavanyo are not ready for any activities that will bring retrogression and make us move in the reversed gear to jeopardize the peace we are enjoying. Enough is enough, no more guns over Alavanyo and Nkonya.

We, therefore are, calling on the Youth, Chiefs and People of Nkonya to exercise restraint, speak to their youth and view this incident purely as a crime and not a rekindle of any inter-ethnic conflict. We have moved far away from that and are no longer interested in it this modern day.

Further attacks and gunshots into Alavanyo will not inure to the benefit of anyone. Let us consider the future of our children, ourselves and that of our WASSCE and BECE candidates and give peace a chance.
AYA/PR.RL./22/001

We are assuring the security and our brothers in Nkonya of our readiness and availability to be part of any investigations to unravel the perpetrators of this crime either from Alavanyo or Nkonya for peace to prevail.

Thank You,