Focus on galamsey, Fulani Menace- Ashanti Regional Minister to NPP

Focus on galamsey, Fulani Menace- Ashanti Regional Minister to NPP

The outgoing Ashanti regional minister and acting Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has urged incoming government to resolve issues of the Fulani menace, armed robbery, and illegal small-scale mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’ in the region.

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Focus on galamsey, Fulani Menace- Ackon to NPP

The outgoing Ashanti Regional minster

According to him, these are among the main challenges confronting the Ashanti Region, that need to be immediately addressed by the new government.

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Over the past year, tensions between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in parts of the Ashanti and Eastern regions reached a high point, resulting in clashes between all parties.

Speaking in an interview on Accra FM, on Monday January 2, Mr Ackon said, “The Agogo Fulani menace is there, Obuasi galamsey is also there. These are issues confronting the region. There is also armed robbery, but we did our best to deal with the challenges.”

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He added that he had no regret serving as the regional minister under President John Mahama, expressing confidence that the NDC would return to power..

I have no regret, because we are capable of coming back to power,” he said.

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Focus on galamsey, Fulani Menace- Ackon to NPP

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