Clans end fighting, declare peace

National, Normal

CLANS who fought each other within the Mapoa tribe in Mul-Baiyer district, Western Highland province, reconciled and declared a complete stop to tribal fighting.
During the launching of the Mapoa peace and prosperity association last Friday at Sanap village, the community leaders from the six warring clans declared a complete stop to any form of fighting and pledged to uphold peace.
The association, initiated and formed by the Mapoa tribesmen, was also established to allow people to work along side the Government to bring vital services to improve their quality of life.
The launching also marked the official and legal end of tribal fighting in the Mapoa area.
According to community leader and association chairman Paul Yambi, the association was the initiative of the people in the tribal war zone.
Mr Yambi said the association was made up of all warring clans that were involved in the five-year tribal fight, adding that people realised the bad side of the tribal fighting because they lived a miserable life.
He said people wanted to live peacefully where they enjoyed Government services and other development.