Daffo: The obvious lip service of the Plateau Peace Building Agency
I was taken aback by the latest media charrade of the Plateau Peace Building Agency. The Plateau Peace Building Agency was created to proffer solutions to the challenges of lack of peaceful coexistence that we have at hand, but since its inception it has chosen to play the music those in authority love to hear.
It is a year now since nine villages of Daffo District of Bokkos Local Government were sacked and rendered homeless. A year of serious pain, sorrow and trauma to a community that has only committed the crime of being accommodating to every visitor no matter ones ethnic or religious affiliations. The Plateau Peace Building Agency has not taken any positive action towards providing these people with justice but has chosen to continue its theoretical analysis of the problems rather than facing the challenges head on.
Justice alone cannot provide peace this we know, but justice is the major ingredient in cooking the meal of peace. The people of Daffo deserve more from Government and the Plateau Peace Building Agency. The people of Daffo deserve to know who their killers are and they also have to be shown that these killers will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
If there is anything the Plateau Peace Building Agency should be focused on is the resettlement of these displaced people that have mostly relocated to Bokkos town. This in my view will be a more practical approach to providing peace. For without this move, we will be creating a monster that will one day consume us all (God forbid).
Home away from home can never be home, and if these people are allowed to lay waste without any positive intervention from government, we will be creating a bad precedence. For the killers will grow bolder and the victims of the killers will feel the urge to tow the path of their killers. We will be obviously be seen to be creating more problems than solutions to the challenges we have at hand.
I know Joellengs to be a sound and intelligent man and I will love to see him being more pragmatic in approaching these issues rather than playing lip service. The over twenty thousand displaced persons on the Plateau need to see him playing a more frontal role towards their resettlement. Their hopes and dreams are all linked to him and I am sure he won’t disappoint them.
Written by Arc. Macham Daniel Makut