Agogo, Old Tafo residents protest

•   The residents of Tafo and Agogo in  protest at the airport.

• The residents of Tafo and Agogo in protest at the airport.

Residents of Agogo and Tafo in the Ashanti Region, have appealed to the Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II, to intervene to ensure justice in the Agogo and Old Tafo issues.

Clad in red and black, the youth stormed the Kumasi Airport to meet the Asantehene to register their displeasure.

The youth were unhappy about how the violence at Old Tafo and the menace caused by nomadic Fulani herdsmen at Agogo have been handled.

From the airport, they later presented a petition through the Asante Youth Association to the Otumfuor Osei-Tutu II, who has been away on a private visit to South Africa.

Nana Effah Appenteng, chief of Bompata, received the petition on behalf of the Asantehene.

The residents want the Asantehene to ensure that justice prevails while some also want more seriousness in the fight against the nomadic herdsmen and their cattle at Agogo.

The protestors said it was unfair how the nomadic herdsmen were allowed to treat the people of Agogo anyhow they want.

“We have instances where some top officials are purported to be financing these people, which is very unfortunate. Justice delayed is justice denied, so bringing the petition to the King is a good signal for him to work at a faster pace,” they stated.

They narrated how they were attacked and their houses raised to the ground in the Tafo Township and said they had to wait for the Asantehene to come back and lodge a complaint.

The people believed the Asantehene could come to their aid so they live in peace and not be troubled by anyone.

In a related development former, President Kufour in an exclusive interview told Joy News’ Beatrice Adu that it is long overdue that a law is passed such that if people want to raise livestock, they must be made to acquire the land.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

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