Thursday, November 13, 2014

Land Conflict: Fonfuka, Misaje Municipalities Tussle over Piece of Land; Bloodshed Feared

Tempers are reported to have flared last week between two neighboring municipalities in the North West Region. The Senior Divisional Officers for Donga Mantung and Boyo Division visited the disputed piece of land. The place known as Chiako by the people of Nkanchi and known as Kichiako by the people of Bum became the centre of controversy between the two neighboring villages. Matters came to a head recently between the two villages. For over four months now, an atmosphere of stale familiarity looms large between the two. It is alleged that the problem escalidated when the people of Fonfuka opted to construct a school on the said piece of land. When the people of Nkanchi challenged the decision, it almost resulted to a bloody confrontation. Yet Fonfuka say the land belongs to them and Nkanchi is also claiming the same rights over the very piece of land. Farmers of both municipalities who were farming on the said piece of land are scared we gathered. It is also alleged that some elite were behind the brouhaha, yet only the reports of the administration will decide whether Chiako belongs to Misaje Sub Division or Kichiako is part of Bum Sub Division.

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