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Ejura-Sekyedumase: Farmers hail Ejurahene for successfully stopping destructive invasion of Nomadic herdsmen

Hundreds of Farmers in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region have hailed  the Chief of Ejura Traditional Area, Barima Osei Hwedie II, for successfully halting destructive  invasion of Normadic herdsmen in the area.

 

The farmers say, the move by the chief to stop all cattle herdsmen from working in the area has saved the Ashanti region’s food basket from losing thousands of tonnes of farm produce.

 

The herdsmen believed to come from neighbouring countries with large number of cattles according to the farmers engaged in nefarious activities including destruction of farm crops, arable lands, pollution of water bodies, terrorising farmers and raping of females in the communities among others.

 

Speaking to OTEC News Kwame Agyenim Boateng on Wednesday July 6, 2022 the Acting Chief for Ejura Dagomba Community and a seasoned farmer at Ejura Alhaji Sullemana Boode said the chief’s intervention was timely

 

He added that  farmers after  the influx of these Normadic herdsmen lost hundreds of cedis and tonnes of food to overgazing.

 

The situation he emphasized threatened food security in the region as most farmers in Ashanti Region’s biggest food basket were afraid to work on thier farms over fear of losing their capitals to the activities of the herdsmen.

 

“I must say we are very grateful to chuef of Ejura Barima Osei Hwedie II and the Municipal Security Council for protecting farm lands in Ejura”

 

The Agric Director for Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality, Ben Leo Ada who comfirmed the story to OTEC News said Barimah Osei Hwedie’s firm decision to bare the herdsmen from the area has save thousands of hectares of farm lands in over 25 communities from destruction.

 

Mr Ada who is also a member of a committee set up to collect data and evaluate the extent of damage caaused by the herdsmen noted that the Municipal Agric Directorate have so far recorded zero case of any form of destructive works by the herdsmen.

 

This i must say has proven that, the move by traditional authorities and security agencies and the Municipal assembly to declare war on the herdsmen has indeed yielded good results

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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