The Bassa Youth Association has issued a two week ultimatum to the authorities of the traditional council to evict Fulani herdsmen and other individuals who have invaded the forests and engaging in illegal lumbering.
Ark FM’s Kwabena Manu who reported the incident to Ark News said the youth noted the notice had become necessary following the refusal of the Omanhene of Bassa traditional council, Nana Owusu Sakyi III, to evict them.
The aggrieved youth in five communities of Bassa, Kwameduro, Premoase, Nyankontere and Nkatia Kurom, all in Sene East district of Bono East region, accused the chief of permitting some contractors to engage in illegal lumbering, as well as the herdsmen to move freely with their cattle.
Mr Samuel Antwi, leader of the group, said this had affected the farming activities of residents and demanded accountability from the chief and the traditional council as to what the proceeds from the sale of timber had been used for.
Nana Owusu Sakyi when contacted denied the allegation and rather accused the youth of tarnishing his image after he ordered them to stop extorting monies and other items from the nomadic herdsmen.