Our Corps Are Decaying Due To Tumantu Chief Reluctant For Us To Burry Them On his land over demands settler cocoa Farmers Cries.
Cocoa farmers in the Gwira Tumantu area in the Nzema east municipality of the western region who are mostly settler farmers from Northern,Savanna, North east and Upper west regions has said they are now passing through hell due to the treatment the chief of Gwira Tumantu Nana Hwenam is given to them.
Speaking during a press conference at Axim,the settler farmers said they have stayed in peace at the area throughout thier farming activities until recently that the chief said every farmer should pay one bag of cocoa beans despite paying land royalties and government taxes and thier failure to pay has resulted in the ban to burry thier dead bodies.
According to them,the chief has ban the farmers from burrying dead relatives in the community and has created a big problem since they cant transport them to the Northern part of the country and are now having a lot of bodies that if care is not taken will cause a major outbreak in the area.
Kyen Djamal Daniel chairman of the farmers spoke during the press conference and stressed that several plea for Nzema east municipal assembly to settle gas fallen into crocodile ears.
Joseph Tangbah Ollo former assembly member also shared thier plights and several attempts they have made at Nzema east municipal assembly to settle the issue but the chief is reluctant and even demanding one hundred and eighty five thousand Ghana cedis before a corpse can be burried due to thier disobedience of not paying his initial demands
He has therefore called on government to as a matter of urgency intervene because the situation is under thier control.
Peace news contacted Nana Hwenam chief of Gwira Tumantu but declined to comment on the issues and stated that the matter is with the police and regional security Council at the moment and does not want to discuss it with anyone.
Filled by Appiah Danquah Rok fm