Aggrieved farmers in Enyimba and Agbudu communities in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Thursday went on rampage and barricaded the premises of the state owned farms popularly referred to as “Sancarlos Farms” located in the area over alleged government’s inability to fulfill the terms of agreement reached with the communities when situating the project in their locality.
It was as gathered that Sancarlos farm project is jointly executed in the communities by Enugu State government in partnership with a Mexican company.
Addressing newsmen during the demonstration, spokesman of the farmers Comrade Uchechukwu Akachukwu, said that part of the terms of agreement reached between the communities and the state government in 2012, when the pineapple farm was sited, was that the communities would be allowed to have their own farms along side the Sancarlos Farm so as to enhance cross pollination of their own farms.
On the contrary, the Mexican company in charge of the farms has bluntly refused to comply with the terms, Akachukwu explained.
According to him, as a result of the government’s refusal to abide by the agreement, the rural farmers had no option than to start agitating for the right thing to be done.
“If they will abide to terms, we shall reclaim our land and continue to farm in our usual traditional method.
“The company has not paid for the destruction of our original economic trees and crops planted on the sancarlos farms owned by the rural dwellers,” Akachukwu laments.
Reacting to the matter, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Mbanabo North Development council in Awgu local government Mr. Amadi, who visited the controversial farm site, had advised the communities not to take the law into their hands, rather they should channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities.

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