Fulani Communities Cry Foul Over Exclution in PHC
Leadership of Fulbe (Fulani) community across Ghana have accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of deliberate attempt not to recognise them.
This according to them, forms part of government’s agenda to rewrite the history of Fulani in Ghana.
At a press conference held in accra yesterday by the leadership, the Acting Executive Director and Convener of African Center for Fulbe (Fulani) Affairs and Security Mr. Gedel Ahmed Mohammed has reiterated that calls on the Ghana Statistical Service to as a matter of urgency recognize the Fulabi tribe in the ongoing Population and Housing Census (PHC).
He explained that for over 400 years the Fulani community have been in existence in Ghana, they have never been discriminated until the last five years of the NPP administration.
Adding that, the community has been growing in numbers since it was last captured in the 2000 PHC at 300,000 by the statistical service in 2002.
Mr. Gedel Mohammed down play the notion that fulanis are criminals and trouble makers.
With this, he said about 99.95% of its members cut across all sectors of economy contributing to national development.