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U/E: Famine to hit Kologo area if…

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

The Kologo Traditional Area in the Upper East Region is at the verge of facing extreme famine this year, according to the Paramount Chief of the area, Clifford Asobayire.

This is because; the farming community of about 12,879 inhabitants has been hit by flood as a result of the spillage of the excess water from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso which has submerged their farms and houses.

Currently, there is no access road to transport farm produce to and from Navrongo for sale. The community is disorganized and schools have now been converted to homes.

The Paramount Chief is, therefore, calling on the government and donor agencies to as a matter of urgency; come to their aid.

Chief Asobayire made the appeal when the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, accompanied by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry, Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, the Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Nana Agyeman Prempeh, among other dignitaries visited the flooded community.

He said “my community is the food basket of the municipality and should hunger strike the community, the whole municipality will be affected as well”

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Chief Asobayire added that “farmers are crying because their farms have been submerged and I know my community will suffer hunger this year”.

The Vice President after donating some items assured the chiefs and his people that government will do its best to redeem them from the situation.

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