Cattle Destroy Crops in Kabala
Latest reports reaching this press states that several farmers in Kamabai, Fadugu and Kabala have complained bitterly to the Local Unit Commander (LUC) of Kabala Divisional Head Quarters, Chief Superintendent Edmond Issa Conteh, that cattle are destroying their plantations worth millions of Leones.
An aggrieved farmer who preferred anonymity told our reporter that they have complained to the Paramount Chief of Fadugu, PC Bai Sherry about what is happening in Kasonga Chiefdom where cattle are vandalizing their crops but little has been done.
The aggrieved farmer further stated that recently they reported the matter to District Officer of Kabala, Mr. Ajina, who did little to address the situation, alleging that the cattle herders may be bribing PC Bai Sherry with cattle and cash for him not to take action.
He called on the Government of President Koroma, to intervene before trouble erupts in that part of the country.
When contacted, the LUC of Kabala Police Station, Chief Superintendent Issa Conteh, acknowledged receiving the farmers’ complain that cattle are destroying their plantations. He added that he has informed different stakeholders like PC Bai Sherry, the Office of National Security (ONS) Boss in Kamabai and the District Officers in Kabala, Mr. Ajina, for action to be taken against the cattle herders.
Mr. Conteh highlighted among other things that quite recently a workshop was held to see how best they could bring the farmers and the cattle herders together.
When contacted via mobile phone, PC Bai Sherry said no cattle herder has bribed him with cash or cattle. He maintained that their complaints are being investigated.
The District Officer, Mr. Ajina assured this press that he would do his level best to reconcile the farmers and the cattle herders even though the farmers are the land owners.
By Dennis Jones
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