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I’ll permanently tackle farmer-herder clashes – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his administration is devising measures to address the long-standing-conflict between nomadic herdsmen and local residents permanently. Speaking at a meeting with leaders of nomadic herdsmen communities of Fulani extraction, the President expressed concerns about the persistent clashes describing it as worrying. There have been a number of clashes between nomadic herdsmen and local ...

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Over 20,000 cattle ‘flushed out’ of Agogo – MCE

The Municipal Chief Executive of Asante Akyem North in the Ashanti Region, Francis Oti Boateng, has said almost half of the over 45,000 cattle that invaded Agogo and its surrounding areas have been taken out of the area. He attributed the success to the diligence of government’s task-force known as Operation Cowleg. A combined team of police and military personnel ...

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Herdsmen menace: Court denies suspected cop killers bail

Seven herdsmen arrested in connection with the murder of two police officers on the Drobonso-Kumawu road were on Friday put before the Asokwa District Court. Abdulai Musah, Osmanu Issaka, Mohammed Issaka, Issah Jawo, Alhaji Ali Issah, Suleiman Adams and Aliu Amadu are facing provisional charges of conspiracy and murder. Their pleas were not taken and they were ordered to be ...

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Sekyere district in fear as herdsmen ‘takeover’ the area

Fleeing nomadic herdsmen from Agogo in the Ashanti Region, are reportedly settling down in their numbers in the Sekyere Central District of the region. Areas such as Nsuta, Esereso, Ntrodo, Nkodua-Aframso among others, are now the new destination for the herdsmen. Speaking to Citi News, Nsuta Police Commander, DSP Charles Atuah, said even though they have found the nomadic herdsmen ...

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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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Over 200 security personnel dispatched to Agogo amid tensions

Government has dispatched about 200 personnel drawn from the military and police services to the Asante Akyem North and Sekyere Afram Plains districts of the Ashanti Region to flush out nomadic herdsmen who are reportedly terrorising residents of those areas. A statement signed by a Deputy Minister of Information, Curtis Perry Kwabia Okudzeto said the joint security team has been ...

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Police probes burnt houses at Asumesu allegedly by nomadic herdsmen

The Eastern Regional Police Command has begun investigations into reported clashes between nomadic herdsmen and residents of Asumesu Number Two, a village in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region. Residents in the area say they are living in fear after some nine mud houses were burnt down by persons suspected to be nomadic herdsmen. The situation is reported ...

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Ending the conflict: Over 20,000 cattle registered in Kwahu

In a bid to find a lasting solution to the perennial deadly clashes between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in Kwahu in the Eastern region, the Kwahu Cattle Ranching Control Programme has started registering cattle in the Kwahu Affram Plains area. A committee set up by the Kwahu Traditional Council has so far registered more than twenty-thousand cattle owned by over ...

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E/R: Police officers keeping peace in need of water, car

Police Personnel deployed to protect residents who have been affected by clashes between nomadic herdsmen and indigenes in parts of the East Region, have appealed to government to provide them with water. The 85 personnel, who were dispatched from the Police Headquarters last week to calm tensions and protect lives and properties at Dwerebease and Hweehwee after reprisal attacks between ...

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