Ashanti Regional Minister, John Alexander Ackon, says it would be difficult to get all cattle removed from Agogo due to the complex nature of the issue.
Mr. Ackon who has been reacting to the demands by residents for all cattle to be removed from the area will not give timelines.
Instead he wants communities who have over the years lived with the herdsmen to understand the complexity of the issue.
He spoke to journalists at the sidelines of a meeting to resolve a feud between settler herdsmen and the Konkombas which has led to the death of two people and the burning down of Akokonintare community in the Sekyere Afram Plains District.
“At times you go and patrol the area you wouldn’t meet anybody; in the night you come and see destruction. So the handling is a bit different from what you normally think it should be and that’s the complexities”, Mr Ackon said, urging residents to appreciate the dynamics of the situation.
Residents of Agogo, led by the Member of Parliament for the area, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, during a demonstration on Tuesday accused government of doing little to help deal with the nomadic herdsmen issue which has claimed the lives some residetns and injured scores.
The accusations come as a March-ultimatum jointly issued by traditional authorities and Agogo Youth Association to all cattle owners to remove their cattle expired on March 31, 2016.
But Mr. Ackon who wants residents to exercise patience has called for collaboration between the Regional Security Council and affected communities in its dealings.
“We need to understand ourselves and get the issues that are confronting us so that we will be seen to be working as one unit.
“I cannot give timelines for pushing cattle because there are Ghanaians who have cattle,” he said.
According to him, REGSEC meeting on Friday will discuss the nomadic herdsmen issue when it meets on Friday in an attempt to finding a lasting solution to the menace.