General News of Saturday, 28 January 2017
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region, Hon.Joseph Tetteh has called for lasting solutions to the nomadic Fulani herdsmen menace which worsens during the dry season.
According to the lawmaker, the situation is worrying given that it leads to deadly clashes and destruction of farms ploughed by farmers.
Communities such as Anyaboni resettlement area, Aframase, Akateng, Poliwa, Terguanya, and other farming communities in the Upper Manya Krobo district are in standoff with Nomadic Fulani herdsmen over destruction of large acres of farms creating fear of food insecurity.
Assemblyman for Anyaboni Resettlement/Aframase Electoral Area, Emmanuel Kwasi Laweh in an interview with Ultimate news, appealed to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to come to the aid of the community by way supplying food to ameliorate the plight of the farmers as famine looms.
“Anyaboni is in serious food crisis, we are appealing to NADMO to come to our aid, the Fulani herdsmen have destroyed all farms in this area, residents here have nothing to feed on which is a disaster,” he said.
Peasant farmers in these communities affected by the destructive activities of the Fulani herdsmen, took EIB’s Eastern regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah round large acres of cassava, maize, groundnut, pepper, beans and okro farms pastured by cattle of the nomadic herdsmen.
Speaking to Ultimate News on the development on Saturday, the MP saddened by the situation, hinted plans to hold stakeholder meeting involving the security in the affected communities to remedy the problem.
He suggested that Fulani Herdsmen must be compelled to compensate farmers whose farms have been destroyed.
Meanwhile, farmers in the Anyaboni area and Fulani herdsmen are expected to meet the Regional Police Commander on Monday January 30, 2016.