Upper West Regional Security Council, REGSEC has inaugurated a committee to investigate circumstances that led to disturbances at Nandom which left two people with machete wounds in the Nandom district of the region.
Reports say the Thursday clashes started when one of the feuding factions marched to prevent a marriage ceremony involving their daughter, who is going to marry a member of a rival faction.
The five-member committee which is chaired by his lordship Sidney Braimah, Magistrate of the Wa District Court has 14 working days to submit its report to the Regional Security Council.
Inaugurating the committee, Upper West Regional Minister Alhaji Alhassan Sulemana indicated that person’s found culpable after the investigation will be dealt with accordingly to serve as deterrent to others.
“There is the need to delve into the matter and any person found culpable will have to be dealt with accordingly. We had also indicated, we need to in place measures to prevent such conflicts and reprisals occurrences in the future,” he added.
Mr. Alhassan Sulemana appealed to all factions to remain calm and also give the five member committee the necessary support.
“This committee is given fourteen (14) working days to submit a report. In the meantime, we wish to appeal to all factions to remain calm and give the committee the necessary support and cooperation to function effectively.”
The committee is tasked to among others investigate the causes and make recommendations to prevent re-occurrence of the incident.
The committee will assess the conduct of all the factions in Nandom in the disturbances and also assess the extent of damage caused in the course of the disturbances.
Mr. Alhassan Sulemana urged the committee to be dispassionate and do a thorough work that will help bring finality to the matter.
The committee has representatives from the Regional Peace Council, the Judiciary, Chief Imam, Nandom District Assembly and the Traditional Council.