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General News of Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Agogo: Permanent solution to Fulani crises underway – MP

Asante-Akim North Member of Parliament (MP), Andy Appiah-Kubi, says the authorities are working hard to find a permanent solution to the Fulani menace in the area.

Three military officers and a policeman were shot after an exchange of fire with Fulani herdsmen at Serebuoso in Agogo in the Ashanti Region.

According to reports, they were shot from behind after responding to a distress call from a woman that her farm was being destroyed by herd of cattle. The three military officers and the policeman are members of the Operation Cowleg.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Asante-Akim North MP, Andy Appiah-Kubi stated that Fulani issue has been persistent and needs to be tackled once and for all.

According to him, there is an anti-grazing Bill ready to be presented to Parliament for approval. The Bill, which according to him, is the solution to Fulani crises, will curb among other things the indiscriminate transportation of cattle by the Fulani Herdsmen.

“The bill will take care of the destruction of properties and life by the nomadic herdsmen and their cattle,” he added.

The MP in an interview earlier accused the herdsmen of trying to bribe him with a sum of GHS100, 000 to overlook the extreme grazing of cattle which has led to the security crisis in Agogo.