Chiefs and people of Okobeyeyie, a community in the Nsawam Adoagyiri municipality of the Eastern Region have called on the government to urgently come to their aid due to the influx of Fulani activities in the Community.
According to the Chief of the Community, Nana Opare Odei II, the activities of Fulani herdsmen is causing a lot of trouble in the area.
Explaining that, because a lot of complaints have been made by farmers in the township concerning Fulani Herdsmen and their cattle destroying their farm produce.
”Whenever they try to approach these herdsmen they give them all kinds of threats and a farmer was almost killed after approaching one herdsman when his cattle destroyed their produce ”
Speaking at a Press Conference today at Okobeyeyie the Chief Opare Odei II stated, aside from the Fulani Herdsmen activities in the township, many road accidents in Okobeyeyie township are claiming the lives of inhabitants of the area.
They are therefore calling on the Ghana Highways authorities to provide speed ramps to reduce the road carnage in the area.
He drew the government’s attention to the fact that there is an abandoned State Farms Land in the Community which was acquired in 1971 through Executive Instruments covering an approximate area of 4.86 square miles situated in the area.
He said the land has encroached which is leading to conflicts and chaos in the township and that if the government is not interested in accessing the land anymore it should be returned to the people.
He concluded several steps have been taken to urgently deal with the situation before it gets out of hand but has proven futile as the Municipal Chief Executive in the area is not doing anything about the situation.
And that, they have given two weeks ultimatum or also take the laws into their hands.
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com