Saturday, 21 September

S/R: Mole Park elephants destroy West Gonja farms

General News
Elephants

Elephants in the Mole National Park in the Savanna Region have destroyed several acres of farmland in the Larabanga community near the park.

The park is the largest wildlife conservation in West Africa with close to over 400 elephants among other fauna.

There have been several reports of destruction of farmlands along the park by the elephants.

Indigenous rights group, Settle Ghana, said it will petition the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry over dozens of indigenous farms around the fringe communities that have been destroyed by the marauding elephants of the park.

Mr Abu Karimu, the Executive Director of Settle Ghana, said this when he visited some destroyed farms at Larabanga.

He said his organisation is petitioning the government to, as a matter of urgency, create a fund to cater for the affected farmers who have been going through this especially at this time of the year.

Hundreds of farmers along the Mole Park have had their farms destroyed by wild animals, especially the marauding elephants.

Mr Zakaria Sumani, a farmer from Larabanga had his five-acre farmland destroyed by the elephants and is currently appealing for support from the government.

Source: classfmonline.com