In recognition of the critical importance of peace in the society and the recently celebrated World Peace Day, the member representing Enugu East and Isi-uzo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr. kingsley Ebenyi, has organized a seminar on building peace through inclusive community governance.
In Isi-Uzo Local Government, there are intermittent crisis within and among communities including boundary disputes and dichotomy arising from Osu cast system.
This why Dr. Ebenyi, in conjunction with the Institute for Peace and Conflict resolution, brought stakeholders together to discuss ways of achieving lasting peace in the area.
The federal lawmaker was represented by Mr. Obinwa Nnaji, who urged everyone involved in land and boundary disputes as well as other conflicts in the Local Government to toe the path of peace in addressing their challenges, noting that there would not be any meaningful development in any crisis ridden society.
A peace and conflict consultant, Dr. Bukola Akinyola, in a lecture described peace as a veritable tool for development.
He called for understanding among warring parties and urged those who feel disturbed to first report the matter to constituted authorities instead of taking laws into their hands.
Also, the Chairman of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, Mr. Benjamin Edeoga, commended the efforts of the lawmaker in the quest to achieving peace among the people.
Traditional rulers, youth leaders, women wing representatives and other community stakeholders attended the lecture.