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C’ttee to tour West Africa for solutions to herdsmen-farmer tensions

The Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament is seeking the approval of the house to embark on a fact-finding mission to three countries in the West African sub-region in a bid to find a solution to the conflict between nomadic herdsmen and farmers. The Chairman of the Committee, Seth Akyeampong, said the initial research done by the Committee indicated that, the ...

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Stop atrocities against us – Fulanis beg Nana Addo

A section of the Fulani community in Ghana, has appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to order a review of the approach of the task-force set up to flush out nomadic herdsmen. Speaking at a press conference today [Friday], the President of the Suudu Baaba Fulani Association of Ghana, Osman Barry, complained of the “repeated atrocities perpetrated against Fulanis”. He also called ...

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We’re being maltreated in Ghana – Fulani Community

The Fulani Community in Ghana say they are being maltreated by the Ghanaian government and the larger populace following disagreements that have arisen between local farmers and nomadic herdsmen in some parts of the country. The long-standing dispute between nomadic herdsmen and farmers has reared its ugly head again especially in the Agogo area in the Ashanti Region, where a ...

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Operation Cow leg can’t solve herdsmen menace – Antwi Danso

An International relations analyst, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso, has said Operation Cow leg, a task-force tasked by government to deal with nomadic herdsmen allegedly causing havoc in parts of the country, is bound to fail again. According to him, those are just knee-jerk approaches to the issue which needs proper solution. “It is one of the kinetic ways of solving ...

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Agogo: Cattle owner begs MP after over 70 cows killed

A cattle owner in Agogo, Alhaji Adam Muddy, is pleading with the government to give him more time to move all his livestock from the area. This particular cattle owner said he has lost over 70 of his cattle after they were reportedly killed by members of the task force set up to flush out nomadic herdsmen in the Akyem North ...

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Bill needed to sanitise cattle rearing – MP

The MP for Ledzokuku, Dr. Okoe Boye, has called for a Bill that, when passed, will regulate the management of cattle in Ghana. Such a Bill could also potentially encourage more Ghanaians to get into cattle rearing, the MP said on The Big Issue. His comments followed escalated tensions in the Asante Akyem North District after four security personnel, including three ...

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A/R REGSEC to outline new plan to address Agogo tensions

The Ashanti Regional Security Council says it will review the roadmap used by the previous administration to end the long-standing dispute between indigenes of Agogo and nomadic herdsmen at its next meeting. This was disclosed by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, after he joined chiefs, religious leaders and other stakeholders to outline measures adopted to end the issue ...

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Agogo tensions: DISEC to intensify action against herdsmen

The Asante Akyem North District Security Council [DISEC] plans to give security personnel the green light to fire on nomadic herdsmen as part of efforts by a task-force to evict cattle in the district. This follows the injuring of three soldiers and a police officer, after they were reportedly shot by a nomadic herdsman. Speaking to the media after a ...

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Fulani chief proposes beef and milk factory at Agogo

The head of the Fulani Community in the Ashanti Region has called on the government to consider setting up a beef and milk production factory in the Asante Akim North District as part of its flagship one-District one-Factory policy. This according to Osman Bin Ahmed will boost the socio-economic development of Agogo and its environs as well as end the ...

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2 nomadic herdsmen escape lynching in E/Region

Two nomadic herdsmen believed to be of Fulani extraction narrowly escaped death on Tuesday after they were nearly lynched by an angry mob at Hweehwee, one of the villages in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region, where the herdsmen clashed with local farmers. This incident comes a day after the Eastern Regional Security Council REGSEC visited the affected communities ...

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