Hon Members, just as we handled the Teshie conflict, we do not want any statement that will be made to inflame passion. To that extent, I would want to limit the comments to two, and these comments will come from -- one each from both sides.
Deputy Minority Leader (Mr Dominic B. A. Nitiwul): Thank you, Mr Speaker, for the opportunity to make a very brief contribution to the Statement made by the Hon Member for Hohoe on the situation regarding Alavanyo and Nkonya. It used to be Hohoe South, it is now called Afadjato Constituency.
Mr Speaker, conflicts everywhere in this world, particularly in Ghana, are not desirable and we, as stakeholders, whether directly from the area or not, should be concerned, particularly with the fact that that enclave is being opened up to human traffic and goods and services that will go, not just only to the North of this nation but also to the northern countries that Ghana shares boundaries with.
That is why the Statement is timely and is welcomed and the appeal for peace is something that everybody in Ghana should support.
It is important that conflict resolution managers turn their attention to this particular area; NGOs turn their attention to this particular area; churches and religious elders, the Imams and everybody else should turn their attention to this particular area to solve this issue once and for all.
But Mr Speaker, that issue cannot be solved unless the people themselves solve it. Peace is something that we all as a nation, particularly the people of that area must leave to their children's children. They can leave all the wealth to them; they can leave all the land to them; they can leave all the material things to them, Mr Speaker, but when there is no peace, their children and their children's children can never enjoy all these largesse.
That is why I will support the Hon Member who said he has the support of the Volta Caucus to make this particular appeal, very passionate as it is, that we should allow peace to reign, so that investments can move. I have been using that route to Bimbilla. It is one of the shortest routes and it takes me less than six hours to get to Bimbilla. I enjoy using it because of the beautiful scenery that is there -- the mountains, the calm environ- ment, and I have been thinking that one day, I may relocate there.
But Mr Speaker, people will not invest there unless there is peace and land is not worth living on unless there is peace. So, Mr Speaker, let us turn the Nkonya/ Alavanyo area into an attractive tourism investment, which can only happen by ensuring that the people live in peace.
I am appealing to the elders of the area, that as they eat and drink, they must remember that the only legacy they can leave for their people is the peace of the