Social gatherings banned at Old Fadama to avert violent clashes

| Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 4:07pm



The leadership of Old Fadama at Agbogbloshie in Accra has placed a temporary ban on all forms of social gatherings in the community as a measure to prevent further violent clashes in the area.

They have also begun an initiative to educate and sensitise the feuding factions in last Tuesday's violent clashes that claimed a life to use dialogue to resolve any impasse between them.

As part of the initiative, the Chairman of the Konkomba Yam Market, Mr Noah Kwame Upuin, last Sunday visited some churches and opinion leaders in the area with a peace message that urged all aggrieved persons to smoke the peace pipe.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic, Mr Upuin explained that the decision to temporarily ban social gatherings such as naming ceremonies, graduation of apprentices and launching of programmes was to ensure that criminal elements did not take advantage of such gatherings to perpetrate more mayhem.

Presently, most of the people who sustained injuries have been treated and discharged, with the exception of three who need further medical attention.

Also, most of the people who were arrested for minor offences during police operations have been granted bail or released, while those whose cases border on criminality are going through legal processes.

Daily Graphic