Gio, Mano, Mandingo In Peace Deal

By Obadiah Karnah II and George Gonletuo


Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted June 21, 2006


The Special Presidential Committee set up recently by President Ellen Johnson –Sirleaf to probe into a land dispute in Nimba County is said to have amicably resolved the land issues among the citizens with ease.
According to our correspondents in Saclepea, the Ambullai Johnson committee was successful in resolving the long standing issues of land ownership in the various towns and cities in Nimba County in just less than one week.

The citizens who earlier expressed dissatisfaction over the time frame provided by the committee in Saniquelle later signed a memorandum of understanding among themselves to live together peacefully in a bid to move the county forward in the area of economic recovery program following the civil strife.

Our correspondent says the peace conference held on Sunday in Saclepea was embraced by the three parties to the land conflict who agreed to begin new approach aimed at working together for the common good of the rich land of Nimba county. The three ethnic groups also agreed that never again should they go at loggerheads with one another as it has been as a result of the civil war.

The committee which held separate peace conferences in Saclepea, Ganta, and Saniquelle over the weekend was headed by the Internal Affairs Minister Ambullai Johnson who is expected to visit other major towns and villages in Nimba County including Bahn, Tappita, Karnplay as well as other areas in that county as part of efforts to fully sensitize citizens about the memorandum of understanding signed by their people to live together once again.

The mayor of Ganta Madam Nohn Tensonoh thanked President Sirleaf for setting up a committee and said she is in full readiness to insure that the people live together.

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