Assembly continues efforts to flush out nomadic herdsmen
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere Afram Plains, Sulemana Hamidu, says his Assembly is not relenting on efforts to flush out nomadic herdsmen whose illegal activities are taking a toll on farming in the area.
Date Created : 3/13/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com
According to him, the Assembly is taking drastic measures to ensure that farms in the district are protected from activities of herdsmen, adding that the economic impact of these herdsmen will be dire if not dealt with on time.
Speaking in an interview with Ghanadistricts.com, Mr. Hamidu noted that the rise in attacks by Fulani herdsmen, if not checked, may heavily affect agriculture in the area.
He cited that activities of herdsmen were a threat to the economic, political and social security as it discourages both local and foreign investments which will go a long way to reduce the quality of life.
He bemoaned that the situation was also negatively affecting the Assembly’s revenue, since a chunk of its resources are always channeled into controlling activities of these herdsmen.
“Our assembly is always in financial distress as we always have to channel a lot of our revenue to drive away these herdsmen and their cattle”, the DCE added.
He seized the opportunity to commend the security agencies especially the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Armed Forces for working assiduously and their timely response to support farmers in the area.