TAMALE,Northern Ghana,July 6,2023-The attention of the Northern Regional Peace Council has been drawn to
video commentaries on social media and press releases by certain
individuals and youth associations which have heightened tension in the
The council is deeply concern about the development and appeals
to traditional authorities, religious leaders, organized groups and the
general public to remain calm in the face of all forms of provocations as
mandated institutions take steps to address the situation.
The Council strongly condemns any act that undermines our collective
progress and jeopardizes the peaceful environment we have strived to
Citizens are entreated to act in ways that will contribute to
sustainable peace and to make way for development of the region. We
have the responsibility to ensure peaceful co-existence and to refrain
from making sweeping generalizations.
We call on all the people of the region to exercise restraint and
circumspection in their comments and pronouncements on the matter.
Social media users are entreated to avoid misinformation,
disinformation, falsehoods, and use of abusive and insightful languages.
This is the right time for reflections and to remind ourselves of the
common values we hold as people of the region and we must be engaged
in activities that will promote social cohesion.
The Council further urges regional and national security institutions to
swiftly arrest and prosecute any individual or group of persons seeking
to undermine peaceful coexistence in the region.
We entreat all groups to endeavor to undertake complimentary roles to
address and improve growth rate in the region.
Let’s allow peace to prevail in the Northern Region
Alhaji Mohammed Awal Alhassan
For. Most. Rev. Matthew Yitiereh