Nov 18, 2011, 10:14 AM
The Chief of Janjangbureh district, Seyfo Bakary Jam Jawo, has urged cattle, sheep and goat owners in his district to keep their livestock away from people's farms. Chief Jam Jawo made these remarks while passing judgement on one Ebrima Jawo a herdsman who was found guilty of letting his cattle graze on the presidents rice farm in Janjangbureh. According to him, farming is very difficult and animal owners should respect farmers as their survival depends on farming. "How would you feel as a farmer if somebody brought their animals and let them graze on your farm?" he asked. Seyfo Jawo appealed to livestock owners to respect farmers and take their animals to non-farming areas to avoid their animals feeding on people's farms.
He revealed that many people are trying to make a living from farming and cannot afford to suffer the kinds of losses involved when animals destroy crops.
Sating that he will compromise with nobody on the issue, he finally called on all cattle, sheep and goat owners to adhere to the rules and regulations of the local authorities in order to prevent themselves suffering punishment and embarrassment.