Omasi Community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra has called on the Federal Government to step up action towards delineation of boundary with Igga and Adani communities of Enugu State.
Mr Alfred Chukwu, President General of Omasi Community made the call while addressing newsmen on Sunday in Awka.
Chukwu said the boundary delineation would reduce incessant skirmishes between the three communities over ownership of more than 10km Agricultural Development Authority (ADA Rice Estate).
He said the estate established during the defunct Eastern Regional government by Dr Michael Okpara was sustained by the old Anambra under former Governor Jim Nwobodo.
”Following the creation of now Anambra in 1991, Omasi Community which owns 6, 200km of the land remained in the state while Igga and Adani are in Uzouwani area of Enugu State,” he said.
He noted that due to state creation, the locals from the two states no longer see themselves as one, a situation that has adversely affected agricultural activities in the area.
“Omasi community under my watch as president-generalhas established more than 2, 000 farmers’ co-operative societies for: rice, vegetables, tomatoes, cassava and pepper on a sustainable agribusiness ventures.
“But our predicament as we speak bothers on poor access roads and unprovoked attacks in addition to others issues,” he said.
Chukwu who stressed the urgent need for access road to he ADA Rice Estate said, with road to the estate, a lot of agricultural activities would blossom in the area.