The founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has said he stands with the people of Agogo in their fight against the menace caused by Fulani herdsmen on their land.
According to Dr Nduom, the people of Agogo are under siege. “Mothers, wives, children, husbands are being murdered on their farms, in their homes, in Ghana, all over cattle. Who will protect the people of Agogo?” he asked.
Dr Nduom’s comments come barely 24 hours after the Omanhene of Agogo Traditional Council in the Asante Akyem North municipality of the Ashanti Region, Nana Akuoko Sarpong, gave all Fulanis in the area up to the end of March 2016 to leave his jurisdiction with all their cattle.
The Omanhene said he was unhappy about the recent turn of events in the area and warned of tougher measures if the herders failed to comply with the deadline.
The former CPP flagbearer in a Facebook post on Thursday March 3 raised concerns about the urgency in solving the Fulani problem in Agogo.
“What is more precious – human life or cattle? Where is the urgency in solving this problem? How many more have to die before our government acts to protect its own citizens?” he asked.
He warned all stakeholders to solve the Fulani problem before the people rise to protect their lives and property.
Below is his full unedited Facebook post:
Who Will Protect the People of Agogo? Who Will Protect Ghanaians in Our Homeland?
The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana says:
“The State shall protect and safeguard the independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ghana, and shall seek the well-being of all her citizens.”
The people of Agogo are under siege – mothers, wives, children, husbands are being murdered on their farms, in their homes, in Ghana, all over cattle.
What is more precious – human life or cattle?
Where is the urgency in solving this problem? How many more have to die before our government acts to protect its own citizens? The people of Agogo are farmers. Bush fires and drought destroyed their highly productive cocoa farms and now the fear of armed migrants is preventing them from going to work in their cassava, plantain and maize farms. Will hunger be next? There is talk all over about the connivance of the so-called “big men” – let’s solve this problem before the people rise to protect their lives and property.
We are all enjoined to resist “oppressors” of any kind.
I stand with the people of Agogo.