The Paramount Chief of the Bole Traditional Area, Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso (I) in consultation with the Traditional Council has interceded on disagreement between residents of Mempeasem number one and the Bob Fingers Methodist Church in Bole over a construction of a fence wall.
A statement issued by the Chief on May, 14, 2020, entreats the Methodist Church of Bole which is building a fence wall to enclose its properties to stop work with immediate effect.
The statement from the Traditional Council spelt out the following directives;
1. The said construction of should be be stopped totally in the interest of peace and tranquility.
2.The Bole township having emerged from dusk to dawn curfew would not be happy with another curfew which the current impasse is likely to generate.
3.Bole township is currently peaceful and nothing should be done to disturb the status- quo.
4.Any attempt by religious organization or group of persons to drag the good name of Bole into mud is not only xenophobic but unfortunate.
5.The position of the council is that the Methodist church- Ghana is over sixty years since its establishment in Bole and have lived cordially and peaceful with people hence we expect same must be cheeriest at all times as the church is out to win souls for Christ.
6.The Bole Traditional Authorities do not discriminate against any settler,religious organization or institutions that are land hungry and have come to the Bole Traditional Council hunting for land .
The being the property of the Bole Traditional Council, We reserve the right to impose reasonable by- laws that will promote peace and development.
By a copy of this letter the church is hereby advised to stop completely the construction of the said fence wall until a proper demarcation of the area plan is done by the technical expertise of Bole District Assembly in order to protect lives and properties and also bring lasting peace between the residents of the area and the church, the statement from the Chief concludes.
In a reaction to the statement issued by the Chief to the Church, the Pastor of the Church in Bole, Pastor Philip Mintah, speaking to Yagbon News said that the church will follow the directive by the chief by not continuing works on the construction of fence wall to enclose their properties.