Bushfire destroys settler communities

Bushfiredestroys settler communities

27 February 2008

published by www.modernghana.com

Ghana — Bushfire has swept through Krutu, a settler farming community inNkoranza District of Brong-Ahafo Region destroying 26 thatched houses, personalbelongings 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 thatmaize, millet, yams, cowpeas and groundnuts were burnt and the victims weredisplaced.

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

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

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

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