By Kwaku Nti
The Fulani chief of Ashaiman has discounted public claims that people of the Fulani tribe in Ghana are a violent people.
Alhaji Yussuf Iddrissa discounted argued that the light skinned nomads in Ghana are just as friendly as any group of people in the country.
?We are not a violent people as people want others to believe?we are just as friendly as any other and peace loving people hence I am mostly astounded by various negative reports concerning my people?,? the head of the Fulani community in Ashaiman said in interview.
The Fulani tribe cut across various countries in the West African region with many being nomads who shepherd their flocks and herds of cattle in rural areas and desert grasslands.
Negative reports about the Fulani in Ghana have started re-surfacing in the Ghanaian media once more with many attributing rape cases and robbery attacks to them.
But these claims, Alhaji Iddrissa said are neither here nor there as the Fulani are also peace loving individuals like any other Ghanaian.
He further called on Ghanaians to see them as brothers and sisters and not foreigners since most of them are born in Ghana and hold Ghanaian citizenship.
?We are also Ghanaians with voter?s ID cards and vote in every election in this country?some of us are very entrepreneurial and you can see how accomplished we are as even in our various fields?,? the astute businessman said.
Alhaji Iddrissa named several accomplished Fulaini people in Ghana who he said are all contributing to the development of Ghana in diverse ways.
Such people including the national president of the Fulani community in Ghana, Prof Osman Barry are all accomplished men of various standards.
He therefore called on Ghanaians to learn to live with them as they are more profitable to communities.
Source: Kwaku Nti