Over 100 crop cultivators who grow various crops in the Mfantseman Municipal of Central Region are woefully lamenting over inconsiderate destructions of their farms by a road contractor.
The road contractor has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aqua Culture to construct the road from Anomabo Junction to Buranamoa where the University of Fisheries has been built.
The poor farmers bemoaned that, they have cultivated several crops on the land where the road is being laid out for many years which has been their major source of livelihood.
Speaking with the media, Nana Kwame Nunsin the chief in the area stated that, there are five affected communities with over 100 farmers who have permanently lost their farms close to 150 acres of land.
Nana Kwame Nunsin further explained that, the farmers through the assembly man and the other chiefs in the area have made countless reports to the Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive Hon Kenneth Kelly Essuman but the he [MCE] paid least attention to their plea but rather exhibited gross insubordination to them.
Some of the aggrieved farmers also recounted the unbearable hardship they have been going through for the past two years which has resulted in untimely deaths of two of the affected farmers.
In response, the MCE for Mfantseman Municipal Hon Kenneth Kelly. Essuman explained that, his outfit has far initiated processes with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aqua Culture to compensate the affected farmers.