Agogo District Security Council (DISEC) is worried a March deadline given by the district’s Traditional Council directing all cattle owners to vacate the locality could lead to clashes.
Chairman of DISEC and District Chief Executive for Asante Akyem North, Paul Kingsley Averu, told Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah there is no guarantee of peace in the area if the Traditional Council sticks to its ultimatum to the cattle owners.
The directive to cattle owners contradicts a court order to nomadic herdsmen by the Kumasi High Court.
The court’s March deadline applies to only the nomadic cattle herders who have clashed with farmers in three regions over grazing patches.
Mr Averu says DISEC recognizes the court’s directive because settled cattle owners — many of whom are not part of the nomadic herdsmen — have clashed with local farmers.