Residents of Amudo village in Awka and Okukwa, along with Egbeagu villages in Amansea community, have urged the Anambra State government to facilitate a thorough delineation of boundaries between the two communities.
While signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) before the state government’s boundary committee, the affected communities emphasized the need to prevent future boundary clashes or disputes among themselves.
Representatives from both communities, in their respective speeches, claimed to have a clear understanding of the boundaries established by their ancestors. Consequently, they stated that they currently do not face any disputes or misunderstandings regarding their boundaries.
They expressed their desire for the state government to become involved, gazette, and formally establish the boundaries to create a permanent demarcation, thereby averting potential future disputes.
The Anambra State Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyeka Chukwu Ibezim, commended both communities for their civility and tolerance, acknowledging their proactive efforts in initiating peace moves.
He assured them that Soludo’s administration will act accordingly.
‘At the state boundary committee, we help communities to save lives and resources. No meaningful development will be birthed or sited in any community experiencing boundary disputes of any sort.’
‘Tell those people who are fermenting restiveness to have a rethink and channel those resources into meaningful community development that would benefit all instead of arming jobless youths,’ he said.