Fulani Cattle Banned At Sekyere Afram Plains
Henceforth, it is illegal for cattle belonging to nomadic Fulani herdsmen to step on the soil of Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti region.
Joseph Owusu, aka ‘Odenkyem’, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere Afram Plains Assembly, who unveiled the new directive, sternly warned that any herdsman that would flout the law would regret.
According to him, the influx of Fulani cattle to the area during the dry seasons usually resulted in untold hardships for the local people.
He recounted with sorrow, that while Fulani cattle destroyed farms in the area and impoverished the people, some herdsmen also raped the women and killed their husbands.
The DCE said the assembly would no longer sit aloof and watch the people of the area deprived of their means of livelihood and raped by the herdsmen and their cattle. He therefore sounded a strong warning to the nomads not to treat his warning with kid’s glove, saying “we don’t want them on our land”.
According to the District Security Council (DISEC) chairman, security agencies in the district have been well resourced and equipped to deal with the menace and any other related threat.
The DCE further announced that the assembly is far advanced in securing a grazing site for cattle owned by the local people.
He said plans are also in the pipeline to register all cattle in the area with their owners to ensure easy identification when their cattle cause mess on people’s farms.
Source: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher