A protracted dispute between two dance troupes in Gbledi-Chebi in the Volta region, has been resolved through mediation.
Gbledi-Chebi is one of the main towns hosting Afadjato, Ghana’s highest mountain, which is a vibrant tourism location.
The dispute between the Norvisi and Agbelengor borborbor dance troupes, which affected tourism activities, virtually polarized the community as family and community relations were broken due to one person or another’s affiliation with either of the dance groups.
Emanating from a rivalry between the two groups, the dispute has permeated social economic activities in the town.
The resolution of the dispute has generated excitement among the residents and the members of the two groups who plan to hold a durbar on March 1, to celebrate the resolution.
The mediation is one of the outcomes of the 2019 Afadjato Mediation Expedition undertaken by ADR Daily to create public awareness about the benefits of mediation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in general.
During the expedition in August, concerned members of the two groups submitted the matter for mediation.
A mediator, Boaz Ofosu-Asiedu was assigned to the case, and after a couple of sessions, a resolution was achieved, with the leaders and members from both groups agreeing to reunite and jointly engage in activities.
A similar dispute raging between other two rival dance troupes in Gbledi-Gbogame, is expected to also head for mediation.
By Edmund Mingle/adrdaily.com