The resident minister East, William Juana Smith, has thanked the paramount chief and his speaker of Nongowa chiefdom, PC Amara Bonya Vangahun and chief Senesie Daniel Neka, and other chiefs in Nongowa chiefdom for settling their little palaver.
William Juana Smith told journalists that he held meetings with the paramount chief, other chiefs and authorities in the chiefdom in his office with the aim of settling the misunderstanding among them.
He said the paramount chief and his chiefdom committee had agreed to reinstate chief Alhaji Mohamed Benson Suwu as section chief of Gbolambayama while his younger brother, Allicious Vandi Suwu, as the town chief of Nyandeyama section.
The resident minister said for a country to move forward, every member of that country had to forget about personal differences and put the country first.
Mr Smith added that the only bone the paramount chief and others had to pick with chief Suwu was that he must be obedient, submissive, and work with them for the development of their chiefdom.
Chief Suwu accepted what paramount chief and others said, noting that it was only some political differences that occurred between them but that everything had been resolved and that he was very much ready to work with the paramount chief and every authority in the chiefdom.
It will be recalled that Chief Suwu was suspended from office on 4th August 2006 by Paramount chief Alhaji Amara Bonya Vangahun; his brother Allicious Vandi Suwu was also suspended as town chief of Nyandeyama.
The two groups drew cutlasses against each other last Friday while each was claiming ownership of the said piece of land situation between Tissor village and Hangha town.
Surprisingly, this piece of land has already been offered to an NGO for the construction of dwelling houses for amputees by the paramount chief of Nongowa chiefdom, Amara Bonya Vangahun.
The regional operations officer East, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Daniel Amara Bongroh led a team of police personnel to the scene, and upon arrival both warring parties fled into the bush.
ASP Bongroh said he had visited the town and village and invited the authorities to the station.
As of the time of going to press, all activities on the land had been temporary suspended by the police until investigations were conducted into the matter.