Women in Anyaboni, a farming community in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern region have hit the streets protesting alleged attacks and harassment on them by Fulani herdsmen in the area.
According to the aggrieved women- mostly queen mothers and widows- they are unable to visit their farms due to fear of being assaulted by the Fulani herdsmen, who have invaded the community with their cattle and are destroying their farms.
The women added that the herdsmen have also polluted their river bodies and threatened to harass and kill them as well.
They also claimed that the men who fight the nomads are arrested and put before court, hence men in the community are reluctant to fight for them again.
The women, clad in red dresses and head gears, on Thursday, stormed the district capital, Assesewa, to embark on a peaceful match in protest against the Fulani herdsmen.
They petitioned the District police commander, the Member of Parliament for their constituency and also forwarded a petition statement to the regional police command.
Assembly member for Anyaboni township, Emmanuel kwasi Lawer, told Starr News that, the nomads have denied the women their source of living, which is very disheartening.