Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kpone-Katamanso, Solomon Tetteh Appiah has appealed to government to help resolve a protracted boundary dispute between Kpone and Prampram in the Greater Accra Region.

According to him, failure to act swiftly and urgently could lead to a clash between agents of the areas who are claiming lands they believe fall within their jurisdiction.“Government must step in to avoid a clash between Kpone and Prampram. Government must help settle the boundary issues before it escalates”, he noted.

He stated that intelligence picked points to the fact that agents of both sides were preparing to engage each other violently and therefore suggested that state security agencies took charge of the said disputed boundary lands.

In the past few days ago, the Kpone Traditional Council held a news conference saying some persons were allegedly encroaching upon some of their stool lands, which was creating tension between them and the Prampram traditional authorities.

They stated that they had informed the relevant agencies to help deal with the disputed land issue and the use of land guards to harass some residents, indicating that there was the need to respect a Supreme Court ruling on the boundary demarcations between the two traditional areas.

Mr Ameyibor while supporting the appeal to government also called on the two paramount chiefs to restrain their subjects and resort to legal means to solve the problem.

He also appealed to the security operatives in the area to remain neutral and help resolve the issues, stressing that any threat to domestic security must be a concern for all.

To media practitioners, local radio stations operating from each jurisdiction he urged not to open their airwaves to incite people to attack each other.

“Media must serve as advocates of peace, share sensitive security information with the police and not to rush to broadcast it. We are opening our doors for state and non-state actors to reach out to the community and provide feedback to those in Authority.

“Media in developing countries should serve as advocates of national development, play active watchdog roles, protect the public from abuse and offer a voice to the vulnerable. The media is the salt of the world we operate from, we cannot fail. We are the hope of the people,” he added.

Some personalities already engaged he says include Ada East District Chief Executive, the Paramount Chief of Ada Traditional Council, the Paramount Chief of Kpone Traditional Council and other leaders.

Mr Ameyibor also commended the Kpone MCE for the numerous projects going on in the municipality and committed that the Agency was ready to partner with the assembly for development and market it through news dissemination.