MCE Assures Peace In Berekum: He Calls Citizens to Return and Invest in Berekum as He Affirms No War with Fulani Herdsmen
In an interview with Berekumcity.com’s reporter, Kwasi Kumi Boadu, on the long pending chieftaincy dispute between the incumbent chief Daasebre Dr. Amankona Diawuo and other members of the kingmakers from the Krontre and Gyaase factions, Hon Kofi Adjei, MCE of Berekum, called on them to maintain peace and order as the case awaits a Supreme Court ruling in December this year. He also entreated the residents to remain decorous ahead of the up coming Kwafie Festival which is scheduled for November this year to project the cultural heritage of the people of Berekum.
Mr. Adjei however, debunked the widespread of rumours that the indigenes of Berekum are at war with the Fulani herdsman who have settled with their grazing cattle at the northern part of the Municipality including Kotaa, Domeabra, Akrofro communities.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Berekum has suggested that the central government should consider establishing a cannery for his people under the One district One factory policy.
"I will be pleased with a cannery because my municipality has an arable land for the cultivation of crops like cashew, maize and vegetables. Berekum is now turning into a tomato-growing-hub especially in Fetentaa, hence I will be glad if we get a vegetable and fruit cannery here" he said.
Mr. Adjei admitted that due to lack of job opportunities in the area most of the youth have started abusing drugs while others have engaged in Cyber Crime popularly known as "Sakawa". He observed that his outfit has mounted a plan that will deal with the abusive drug sales joints within the shortest possible time to curb the menace. On the issue of Sakawa, he posited that his office is collaborating with the municipal security council and the appropriate security quarters to map up strategic plans to combat such a denigrating vice.