Strayed elephants have invaded farmlands in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, causing destruction to crops worth over Gh¢ 80,000.00.
Large swathes of farmlands in a number of communities including; Nangodi, Sakoti, Baa-Daboug and Nabok have been destroyed. The crops mainly affected were maize, beans, rice, groundnuts and millet.
Speaking to A1 News which was monitored news.paperlez.com, on the massive loss and destruction of the crops, the Nabdam District Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Edward Ndanbon, gave an account of the losses and an estimated damage cost of crops cultivated by the affected farmers.
“This elephant invasion to the Nabdam District is a worry matter. The elephants have invaded farmlands; destroyed over 300 acres of farmlands with an estimated cost of over Gh¢80,000.00″ He said.
Though, Mr. Ndanbon alluded to the yearly occurrence of the destructive activities of the elephants, he made it known on the extent of the damage explaining that, this year’s occurrences was very huge as many farmlands were destroyed by the invasion of these animals as compared to previous years it occurred.
Describing the situation as disturbing and a great loss to the district, He called on relevant authorities to come to the aid of farmers in the area and help find a lasting solution to their predicament.