April 24, 2024

Ghanaxpress.com can confirm that intense tension is brewing in Nkwanta South of the Oti Region as Adele’s clashes with the Akyode’s in Nkwanta township on Saturday , October 28.

The ethnic groups have clashed over the performance of ritual rites to herald the 2023 annual Yam Festival of the Akyodes.
Many homes and shops were not spared in the clash with Nkwanta becoming a deserted town.

The Akyode’s had served the Minister a copy of the letter asking for permission and support to celebrate this years festival.

Ghanaxpress.com sources reveals however, the letter has not stated the place of the ceremony

Venue of the festival have been the bone of contention between the Akyode’s and the Adele’s

However, sources close to the Oti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and theNkwanta South Security Council (DISEC ), the source can confirm that an agreement has been reached by REGSEC and the Achode’s

The agreement is said to have been reached after a series of meetings between REGSEC and the other party.

REGSEC is reported to have appealed for some days seeing the originally proposed date would coincide with the visit of the minister.

Many people including a police officer had sustained gunshot wounds and were urgently receiving treatment at the Nkwanta South Municipal Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital all in Nkwanta township while some where also transferred to Ho.

Three tribes were in contention for the ownership of Nkwanta township for some decades now without solution.

The festival is expected to be celebrated under heavy security and protection from REGSEC, videos recorded by Ghanaxpress.com captured the tension, emotions, atmosphere and all you need to watch as major roads blocked gunshots and threats

Again, Ghanaxpress.com.com can confirm that the leadership of assembly, other tribes are not happy with development.

Efforts to get a spokesperson from the two families have proven futile.


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