BY SAMIE WAIKORI
MALAITA Provincial Peace and Reconciliation Office has acknowledged the reconciliation between tribes in the Anglican community of Buma in West Kwara’ae.
Deputy Director of MPPRO, Mr Thomas Puahanikeni on behalf of MNURP, applauded the community and those who had mediated between the tribes leading to a successful reconciliation.
He said it’s not an easy job to go about, but through God’s guidance the people of Buma have achieved the reconciliation.
Puahanikeni told the people that the reconciliation made is an historical legacy for their children today, and the generations to come.
Adding that the reconciliation will keep on reminding them that they will always work together to avoid dispute between each other.
He also mentioned that reconciliation is a way forward in achieving the aim of traditional governance, which will be implemented if the national government passes the bill this year.
“In this proposed bill, all land boundaries will be legally registered under each tribe and any land to be developed has to agree upon by the tribes and not individuals.
“With that the benefit or what they call royalties must go to all people in the tribe.
“Therefore, knowing our family tree or genealogy of our tribes and the tribal land boundaries is very vital,” Puahanikeni said.
Mr Puahanikeni said official reconciliation certificates were signed between tribes, church reps and the MPPRO that will be documented of the reconciliation ceremony.