Elephant Invasion: Residents Of Assin South Appeal to Government to Remove "crazy Elephants" From their Forest
Elephants invasion at Assin Nsabaah has been a yearly occurrence, where they migrate from their habitation in the forest reserve in the area to consume farm produce
The people of Assin Nsabaah in the Assin South of Central Region have appealed to the government to get rid of the elephants from the forest.
This is due to the animals' destruction of farm produce. According to reports, over 300 acres of farmlands have been destroyed by the Elephants with an estimated cost of GH¢70,000.
Elephants invasion in the town has been a yearly occurrence, where they migrate from their habitation in the forest reserve in the area to consume farm produce and destroy them just when the farmers are about to harvest them.
This time around their numbers and the devastation caused is huge.
The crops mainly affected are maize, rice, groundnut, millet plantain, etc. The invasion affected many farmers in the town
The farmers are therefore appealing to benevolent organisations as a matter of urgency to support them with food and other livelihood items.
They have stressed that since elephant invasion in farms has been a yearly occurrence, they are urging authorities of the Ghana Forestry Commission of Game and Wildlife to help find a permanent solution.
Informing what happened at the farm to Central Regional Soireenews Correspondent, Abusuapanyin Kojo Ahinful, Some of the affected farmers in the area expressed their disappointment over the invasion and called on the authorities concerned to address the issue urgently since it has affected their livelihoods.
They added that now that their crops are destroyed, they are wondering what they will eat between now and the dry season since what they intended to sell to earn incomes for dry season farming and solve the needs of their families have been wasted by elephants.
Abusuapanyin Kojo Ahinful, Central Region