Hon. Amadu Kuri Hamid, the Assembly member for Ponyentanga Electoral Area, has strongly condemned the recent destruction of a yam farm in Tendoma, a community in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The farm, homed approximately a thousand mounds of yam was partially destroyed by unknown culprits using a cutlass.
The farm owner, Mr. Kuusopuo Bakaar, lost over 20-30 seedlings of yam in the sad incident, suspected to have been carried out by Fulani herdsmen who had been in conflict with the victim.
Hon. Hamid therefore, referred to this act as a curse to those who perpetrate it and advised the community to come together to combat such wanton destruction of seasonal farm produce such as tomatoes, yams, and many others within the area.
He further expressed his shock and disappointment at the incident, cautioning that those who deliberately destroy their neighbor’s property of this kind often face punishment from posterity.
In his radio interview on Yideme-Vuo show on Radio Progress 98.1fm, Hon. Hamid urged farmers to report such cases to the relevant authorities for redress as he encouraged them to often stand firm in ensuring that the law takes its course on culprits whenever they are caught.
The Assembly member emphasized the importance of not interfering with the legal process to enable effective punishment of criminals without fear or favor.
BY: DONTI SIMON | RADIO PROGRESS NEWS