‘Our Farms are Being Destroyed’ – Aggrieved Farmers of Tangasia Cry

Tangasia is in the Nadowli-Kaleo District

Some women from Tangasia visited the premises of Tumpaani 88.5fm to lay a complaint to the station about their crops being destroyed by the construction of a dam under the one village one dam project.
The construction has just started at where there are so many farms around with crops. According to the aggrieved women, they got to their farms only to realize their farm crops have been destroyed without any notice or engagement. They were accordingly not privy to any information that their farms were occupying an earmarked site for the construction of a dam. These women have been farming on that piece of land for some years.

The aggrieved women contacted the Assembly man to report the incident and find out why their farms have been destroyed in that manner. The Assembly man in turn told them he had no information relative to the construction. The Assembly man later found out that the construction was a project under the government flagship program, one village one dam.

When Tumaapni fm got to the site to ascertain the facts of the matter, the contractor, Assembly man, the NPP parliamentary candidate, Hon Elvis Botah were on the site where the consultant took everybody through the demarcation of the site for the project. Indeed, many farms were badly affected. Crops such as rice and beans were affected.

Farm in Tangasia

Hon Elvis Botah who hails from the area took it upon himself to compile names of the affected farmers and promised to personally compensate all of them. He also urged them to calm down because he will do his best to intervene and resolve the issues amicably.

Tumpaani fm will continue to monitor any development relative to this issue.

Story: by Mwine Paschal

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