Ghana needs a policy on Fulani activities – Barry

A leading voice of the Fulani herdsmen in Ghana, Professor Osman Barry, has called on government to institute measures to deal with the Fulani menace in the country.

But it should be done with care not to inflame ethnic sentiments, he added.

“It is a complex issue and that we have to look at it globally and try to get a solution,” he said Wednesday March 29, 2017 on the Morning Starr.

Prof. Barry’s comments was in reference to reports that six schools serving 15 communities in the Kwahu East district of the Eastern region had been closed down due to what residents say is the danger posed to them by the activities of Fulani herdsmen.

According to reports, the Fulani herdsmen had been terrorising residents, mainly farmers by attacking and harming them on their farms.

The Eastern regional PRO of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Emmanuel Asiedu Acheampong who spoke to Starr News said over 1000 pupils  including final year Junior High School (JHS) students have been forced  to stay home.

For Prof. Barry if government is serious about clamping down on the activities of the Fulani herdsmen “they should come out with some proactive policies…to be implemented at least for the initial stages so that we see clear where we are heading to.”

“There must be a policy,” he added.