Eastern Region, Ghana

Pineapple farmers call for police protection against landguards and real estate developers

Eight pineapple-growing communities in the Nsawam-Adoagyiri municipality of Ghana’s Eastern Region have appealed to the IGP, Dr Akuffo Dampare, to provide them with police protection against activities of landguards and real estate developers in the area. The communities of Fotobi, Amanfo, Attakrom, Kwesidoe, Abirem, Boade, Gonnsee and Obodan feel threatened by their activities, thinking these are threatening their farms.

They have also called on the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, and the Land Commission to provide some support in the move. Sources say the land-guards had taken over hectares of land and handed these over to a developer, who had destroyed a number of pineapple farms and other foodstuffs belonging to the farmers.

The farmers could not go to their farms to harvest their produce in view of the insecurity created by the land-guards and it was affecting their livelihood, hence their plea to the IGP for the provision of police presence in the area to protect their lives and property.

Source: newsghana.com.gh


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