speaking at the 5th edition of the annual Gathering of the Royals event organized by Agrihouse Foundation in Accra, on the theme, “Championing Agri-growth through our Queen Mothers – The Agri booster Module”
The Director General of Welfare for the Ghana Police Service, said while the Agric sector has, unfortunately been the central point for most conflicts in the world, it has also been the backbone of most low-income countries, Ghana included, serving as a major contributor to economic growth.
“In many parts of the world, families are either fighting over fertile lands for farming or land boundaries resulting in a lot of land litigation that can also lead to conflicts or violence,” she noted.
Adding that, it is therefore imperative for custodians and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to work assiduously for the sustainability of Agri-peace in the country.
According to her, individual farmers, especially animal farmers, Agri-business owners and Warehouse operators in the sector must consider installing enhanced security cameras which can record both night and day at strategic locations of their businesses such as the entry and exit points.
She also urged business owners to know the police emergency contact numbers ,1855,112 and 191, to swiftly contact the police in times of emergency.
She then advised the Queen mothers to liaise with committee members to select men and women of high integrity in the communities to create neighborhood watch committee /groups.
COP Habiba Akyere Twumasi further added that the Queen mothers should inform the police district command whenever they are ready to set up such groups to ensure necessary documentation processes, training and inauguration of the group to commence work.
she further commended Agrihouse Foundation, for the marvelous work they are doing to improve agriculture in the community and the country as a whole.