Konkomba-Dagomba clashes: Expert recommends relocation of residents

A security analyst has proposed the relocation of the residents of a slum-like area at Agbogbloshie in Accra which has been the site of ethnic clashes over the years.

Wing Commander Patrick Nene Sogbodzor says if the settlers are relocated to different parts of the city, it would greatly reduce the influence of political, economic and ethnic factors that have incited the attacks and loss of lives.

He said although there are political influences in the clashes between the Konkombas and the Dagombas, the overriding influence has been ethnic and chieftaincy related.

“One has to go into history to find why there is no peace between them [Konkombas and Dagombas],” he said, tracing the perennial clashes to factional differences that have existed since the time of Ghana’s first President, Kwame Nkrumah.



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