March 19, 2019

A Member of Parliament (MP) to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Legislature, Frederick Opare-Ansah, has said it is time to find regional solution to herdsmen clashing with local farmers within the sub-region.

According to the Suhum lawmaker who is one of Ghana’s representative in the West African Parliament, the issue keeps coming up and Ghana has touched on it several times in its country report.

He further pointed out in an interview that one of the countries that had suffered from this development is Nigeria.

Hence in an extra ordinary session a member of the Nigerian delegation Senator Forster Ogola requested that Speaker of the community Parliament, Mustapha Cisse Lo include in a delegation going to look at this particular problem adds Nigeria as part of the visit.

“It is a problem that exist through the entre ECOWAS region and these clashes keeps happening over and over again”, he lamented.

Mr. Frederick Opare-Ansah, revealed that Ghana had succeeded in creating a grazing banks area reserved for the herdsmen to graze their cattle’s away from the farms.

“I am surprise when I started hearing that, the issue is crippling back, I don’t know what the current causes are, whatever it is, it is about time we find a regional solution to it”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/