Days after the news of the lynching of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama at Denkyira-Obuasi, the town immediately shut down and most of them went into hiding.
Though some residents have returned to their homes after the incident, farming and trading activities in the area has gone down.
This has resulted in shortage of food and now the Member of Parliament of Upper West Denkyira Constituency, Samuel Nsowah Gyan, children and the aged are going hungry and are suffering the most.
Speaking to the media, the MP said the Denkyira-Obuasi town and its environs have been deserted by many, except the aged and children who are left to fend for themselves.
He explained that, food stuffs are left to rot in various farms due to lack of courage by children left behind to visit their farms.
The legislator in his account lamented that, residents who were not directly involved in the lynching are being arrested on daily basis making it difficult for others to visit their farms for food with the fear of being arrested.
“These are sad times for the people of Denkyira-Obuasi, it looks as if the people of Denkyira-Obuasi are being paid in their own price. But it’s unfortunate, not all of them were involved in the atrocities,” the MP said.
He also mentioned that he has been transporting BECE candidates in the area to the exams centers and called on government, NGOs, individuals to come to the aid of the residents.
Files from: Yen Ghana