Local town chiefs of a twin village, Igaia of Wara Wara and Diang chiefdoms in Koinadugu district have reconciled during traditional “burn fire”.
Chief Fayandie Daboh of Igaia,Wara Wara Yagala was not on speaking term with Chief Mohamed Koroma of the other side of the same village but which falls under Diang chiefdom.
During burn fire ceremony recently, Chief Koroma was the first to boldly come in front of the gathering and confessed that there had being an existing issue between himself and his counterpart Chief Fayandie Dabor . He narrated that they had not been having dealings with each other for over three years and that had consequently affected peace, unity and development of the community. He requested for the matter to be resolved with the assistance of Fambul Tok Community Welfare and Mediation Committee members(CWMCs)
After his testimony, the CWMCs called on Chief Fayadie Daboh to make a statement regarding what transpired between them. He decided to let sleeping dogs lie and called for peace to reign
With help of the religious leaders and other community elders, the two chiefs openly hugged and danced together around the fire as the audience went into jubilation.
It was said that social activities for the past years were banned as a result of clashes among youth of the village