The Office of the President has given directives that all existing boundary disputes within the country should be resolved.
According to a letter addressed to the ministry of local government, chiefdom boundary disputes remain security flashpoints and until they are dealt with satisfactorily they have the tendency of resurfacing with even more violent confrontations within communities.
A committee, which comprises representatives from the Office of the National Security, the Sierra Leone Police, the RSLAF, the ministry of lands and local councils, has been set up.
According to a letter from the Office of the President, “there are quite a number of boundary disputes which are yet to be resolved”, adding that a number of attempts have been made by the ministry of local government and other stakeholders in trying to resolve these disputes.
It is being reported that chiefdom boundary disputes have become a concern to president Kabbah, who is said to have observed that boundary disputes have created problems in the country.