The Local Authority in Mangu has appeal to the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA and the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA to come to the aid of sugar cane farmers who lost their stock in a fire incident. They equally called on investors to take advantage of the large scale production of sugar cane in the area to established an industry which will not only engaged youths in the area but also boost the economy profile of the Local Government Area.
Management Committee Chairman of Mangu Local Government made the appeal on behalf of the farmers when he visited the victims of the large sugar cane farm destroyed by fire in Kunji village of Kerang District. Addressing the affected famers and villagers after assessing the level of damage on the sugar cane farm, He described the incident as an act of sabotage which will cost untold hardship on those effected as the farm is their main source of livelihood.
Speaking separately District head of Kerang, Da M. Philemon and the Mai Anguwa of Kunji village, Da Gideon Darring disclosed that over 300 large ridges of sugar cane plants which were ready for harvest and valued at about 8m was affected by the fire. He pleaded for urgent assistance from Government.