Fulani Menace: Newly Enthroned Chief Calls For Peaceful Coexistence

Newly Enthroned Leader of the Fulanis in the Ashanti Region, Chief Usman Ahmed is calling for calm following the death of about 15 persons at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region over misunderstanding between Konkomba farmers and Fulanis.Over the last two months, 15 persons, including three Konkombas and 12 Fulanis have lost their lives following the misunderstanding between the two.

The Konkombas accused the Fulani’s of allowing their cattle to destroy their foodstuffs on their farmlands leading to the confrontation resulting in the deaths.

But speaking at his enthronement ceremony which coincided with the final funeral rites of his predecessor, Alhaji Ahmed Ahmed at the Kumasi Central Mosque on Sunday, October 1, Chief Usman Ahmed called for calm between the two groups.

“No community develops without peace and it is no secret that Fulanis are always in the media because of gruesome killings and looking at our tribe and the way we work. We are predominantly cattle dealers and so we always have problems with crop farmers. I want to bring sanity in the situation by talking to our people for peace to prevail”, Chief Usman stated.

The occasion was heavily attended by a high powered government delegation including Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia.

 

Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ Jonathan Ofori