Bushfire Completely Destroys Farm; 10,000 Tubers of Yam Lost

Dramani Issahaku, the Former District Coordinator for Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP), in the East Gonja District under the John Dramani Mahama led administration, has lost his farm to fire.

The tragic development happened on Friday, January 22, 2021. At the time of publication, authorities are still at sea and had not been unable to identify the cause of the fire.

It is estimated that about 10,000 tubers of yam and over 250 mango trees were all lost in the fire.

Announcing the heartbreaking incident in a post he shared on social media he said “What a black Friday. Over 10,000 tubers of yam and over 250 mango trees burnt in Dramani farms.

To those who left their homes to the farm to off the fire, I say thank you and to the workers of Dramani Farm, I say be strong and happy.

Almighty Allah knows best.” The incessant fires have become a worrying trend in the country as in the latter part of 2020, several markets were burnt down across the country.

However, the cause of these fires are yet to be ascertained several weeks after the markets were razed down.

In other news, the Koforidua District Police Command has cracked the whip against persons found to have flouted the Covid-19 safety protocols. More than a dozen people have been arrested moving around the metropolis without wearing face masks.

The culprits were arrested during a special Covid-19 enforcement operation in the New Juaben South Municipality.

Some of the arrested culprits were not wearing nose masks at all while others had the masks in their bags and pockets.

They are being held at the Central Police Station yard for their caution statements to be taken.


By Edwin Abanga

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *