Works on some government projects in the Asante Akim North District in the Ashanti Region have stalled due to lack of funds and insecurity in the area.
Illegal activities of nomadic herdsmen in the district capital Agogo and the surrounding communities have compelled the local Assembly to halt projects already underway.
The construction of a road network linking the Kowireso and Kwame Addo intended to end the transportation problem farmers and motorists are encountering is among the projects that have suffered so far.
The Assembly’s Internally Generated Funds (IGF) is now under severe attack as much of the revenue collected goes into providing security to the residents, farmers as well as their belongings.
The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) beefed up security in the district after twenty-seven farmers working on their farmers were shot and killed by the Fulani herdsmen on separate occasions.
The development sparked a feud between the youth in the area and the herdsmen; a situation that has compelled the authorities to deploy police and military forces to maintain law and order.
District Chief Executive (DCE) and Chairman of the District Security Council (DISEC) tells rawgist.com the amount of money being pumped into security is having a great toll on some projects and the scheduled timelines for their completion.
According to Hon. Paul Kingsley Arweh Averu, some traders still feel unsafe transacting business in the area; a situation that is having a negative impact on revenue collection each day.
After assessing the security situation in the area with a team of security officers, the DCE appealed to individuals, philanthropists and the government to come in to support the team financially to enable them sustain their work of maintaining the peace in the area.
Hon. Averu was impressed with the progress made and thanked everyone who contributed to the current peace residents are enjoying.
“We are grateful to the Regional Police Command and other security services for the peace now not forgetting the Chief of Agogo Traditional Council”.