Old Tafo clashes: Committee to review the extent of damage caused

The Ashanti Regional Security Council has set up a committee to assess the extent of damage caused to property during the Old Tafo clashes for possible compensation.

“While we are trying to reconcile all sections in respect of the confusion, there is also the need to visit those arrears. A committee has been set to look at the extent of damage that was caused so that we will know how best to at least pay some sort of pacification to those people affected,” Ashanti Regional Minster Peter Anarfi Mensah stated.

One person died after some Muslim Youth clashed with Traditional Authorities at Old Tafo in the Ashanti Region last week over a parcel of land.

The 30-year-old man was shot by a security man and was rushed to Tafo government hospital. He was later transferred to KATH where he died.

The clashes saw the burning down of a Mosque, smashing of windscreens of vehicles and the destruction of items at the Church of Pentecost in the area.

A 6:00pm-6:00am curfew which was announced shortly after the incident was reviewed on Friday to 8:00pm-4:00am .

Some 40 youth were arrested by the police to assist with investigations have been released.

A combined team of police and military personnel were deployed to maintain law and order in the area.

Total calm returned to the area after members of the National Peace Council, the national Chief Imam engaged the factions in peace talks.

The leadership of Pentecost church have promised not to exact revenge for the damage caused their structure when the Ashanti Regional Minister, Peter Anarfi Mensah and some dignitaries visited the church, Sunday.

Head pastor of the Church, Rev. Robert Sowah Nii Annan assured there will be no hostility.

“We pray that those who came here to destroy our property will have a change of heart and give their lives to God,” he said.


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