Bushfire destroys settler communities

Bushfire destroys settler communities

27 February 2008

published by www.myjoyonline.com

Ghana — Bushfire has swept through Krutu, a settler farming community in Nkoranza District of Brong-Ahafo Region destroying 26 thatched houses, personal belongings and foodstuffs.

Mr Kwadwo Baafi, Zonal Coordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in-charge of Nkwabeng in the district, told the GNA at Nkoranza that maize, millet, yams, cowpeas and groundnuts were burnt and the victims were displaced.

He appealed to the District Assembly and NADMO to assist the affected persons with relief items.

Mr Akrapim Baffoe, assembly member for Asuoso in the district, also told GNA that there was bushfire at Asuoso and Kwafre resulting in the destruction of large quantities of food stuffs and personal belongings.

GNA learnt that cashew farms in Kranka in the district were destroyed by bushfire.

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