The District Chief Executive for Asante Akim North District Assembly; Mr. Francis Oti Boateng has revealed that the district will soon have a military base in the area to deal with the menace of nomadic herdsmen known locally as Fulani herdsmen.
He said this is one of the mechanisms to curb the long-standing dispute between the herdsmen and indigenes of the area.
He revealed that there have been a number of consultations and engagements with the chiefs and the government to get the military base sited in the area.
It was revealed on Oyerepa breakfast show on Thursday morning, that the chiefs have allocated 1000 acres of land for the construction of a military base. This, he said would scare the nomadic herdsmen from destabilizing the peace in the area.
Within the last three years, the district has recorded zero casualty or death in the area due to military presences to deal with confrontations between the locals and the herdsmen.
“We are determined to alienate cattle rearing activities from the district and we have the support of the residents of the area.
Excerpts from his live radio interview on Oyerepa 100.7 Fm