The Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah says the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) will apply and implement the ruling of the 2012 High Court on the Agogo Fulani menace case.
The Kumasi High Court delivered its judgment on 20 January 2012 in favor of farmers for action to be taken against herdsmen in the region, a ruling which is yet to be implemented.
And according to Mr Osei Mensah, the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) will enforce the High court ruling to enable them clamp down all Fulani herdsmen in Agogo community.
He noted ”I have talked to our lawyer to make a photocopy of the High Court 2012 ruling on Agogo Fulani issue. I have also ordered the Ashanti Regional Coordinating director to go through all the documents concerning Agogo Fulani issue to enable us implement it in our quest to solve this Fulani issue for once”.
”We make laws to protect from people our citizens from bad people and criminals. There is no need for us to make laws if we are not ready to respect it. We are going to apply and implement the 2012 ruling of High Court ruling”.
The minister in conclusion assured residents of Agogo that government in collaboration with REGSEC will help eradicate all Fulani Herdsmen from Agogo before the year 2019.
He made this known at REGSEC meeting with Agogo Traditional Leaders.