The long-drawn tussle between Guinea and Sierra Leone over the right ownership of the disputed portion of Yenga would soon be laid to rest albeit due to the tireless effort of President Tejan Kabbah.
This assurance came after a visit to the site by President Tejan Kabbah accompanied by Liberian President Madame Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Guinean Prime Minister Lansana Kouyateh.
It was the first visit to be made by the Guinean Prime Minister and the Liberian President to the area, and it provided an opportunity for both to make an on the spot assessment of the actual situation, and get a first hand knowledge of the situation on the ground.
The two Heads of State and the Prime Minister crossed the Moa/Makona River from Nongoa in Guinea to Yenga in Sierra Leone by canoe, and it came at the end of a one-day Summit of the Makona River Union held in Gueckedou, Guinea.
An expert on Yenga Madame Uzeba Kanu led the Guinean Prime Minister and the Liberian Leader on an inspection tour of the area and briefed them on the actual location of the Yenga boundary prior its occupation by the Guinean troops during the war, and which was outlined in the 1912 protocol. (which states that the Makona River and its Islands belong to Guinea, while the Village of Yenga and the adjacent land belong to Sierra Leone).
Prime Minister Lansana Kouyateh recalled that the issue of Yenga was discussed at the recently held Summit of Heads of States of the Mano River Union held in Conakry and that the visit was for him to see for himself what obtains on the ground.
He said now that he has seen the situation he would report back to President Lansana Conteh, and that the final decision on the matter would be taken by the Heads of State.
The Guinean Prime Minister called for patience while the matter was being discussed for a final solution, which would sustain and foster the brotherly relationship between the two countries.
President Tejan Kabbah was confident that with the visit of Prime Minister Kouyateh and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the issue of Yenga would now be seen in a clearer perspective and hoped the matter would soon be laid to rest.