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General News of Thursday, 3 November 2011

Source: citifmonline

National security bent on evicting Agogo Fulanis

The National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey, has told Citi News that his outfit is bent on evicting Fulanis [nomads] from the settlement areas of Agogo in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

He said his outfit is carrying out the planned eviction with the full support of the National Security Advisor, Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah.

According to him, some security personnel have already been deployed at Agogo to begin with the eviction process.

Although his colleague national security advisor had expressed concern about the planned eviction, saying there was nowhere the evicted Fulanis would be sent to, Col. Lartey told Citi News the eviction will definitely be carried out.

“We have to think as a nation whether we want to continue with this way of life of allowing cattle to roam about or we want to have a policy where cattle are penned and fed," Lt. Col. Lartey said.

“This is what General Nunoo Mensah is talking about and I appreciate that is a long term solution to what we are doing.

“We are saying that we are getting those cattle out of Agogo for now and we would do that; we are already doing that so there is no contradiction to that."

He added: “We are moving those cattle out of where they are causing mayhem now to where we believe they would not cause mayhem.”