Wajir,Gedo elders agree to ease boarder conflicts


Community elders drawn from Gedo and Wajir have unanimously agreed to end the long boarder stalemate.

Speaking during a two day cross boarder peace dialogue meeting held in Wajir town, the elders agreed to actively work on peace and secure the interest of the two communities living along the Kenya-Somalia boarder.

In a joint communiqué read after the meeting, the community elders have acceded to enhance trade activities by creating a safe environment and conduct a quarterly dialogue meetings to address any recurring conflicts.

In a bid to control the movement of traders during this coronavirus pandemic, the elders have also resolved to share information and document livestock sale in order to easily intercept those who might have contracted the disease.

The communities have also stressed on ways facilitate access to humanitarian aid and challenged both communities to honour previous agreements soonest time possible.

A joint cross boarder committee to be formed in order to promote peace and stability between the two communities.

In attendance were : Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud, Wajir East MP. Rashid Kassim, Wajir West MP. Ahmed Kolosh, Tarbaj MP Ahmed Bashane, Somalia MP, Abdullahi Yusuf (Alankey) among others.

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