The Odikro of Kwame Wyettey in the Awutu Senya West District in the Central Region, Nana Kwame Esirifi II, has placed a request before the government to provide his community with storage facilities to preserve their farm produce.
Kwame Wyettey is a typical farming community where different crops such as cassava, maize, yam, pineapple, pepper, garden eggs among others are harvested.
According to Nana Kwame Esirifi II, their farm products don’t last longer when they are brought from the farm because they don’t have places to preserve them. He added that the situation forces farmers to sell their goods at cheaper rate.
These concerns came to bare when the District Agric Extension Officer and some Agric students from the University of Ghana visited the community to ascertain some of the challenges facing the community.
Speaking on some of the challenges facing the community, the Odikro explained that, “The community faces a lot of problems. The community has since not received the subsidized goods the government gave to farmers. We are also battling the issue of Fulani herdsmen”.
The chief therefore appealed to the DCE, Hon. Kwame Quaye, and the District Agric Extension Officer to provide the farmers in his community with the subsidized goods by the government.
Meanwhile, the District Agric Extension Officer, Mr. George Manford, has advised the farmers in Kwame Wyettey to practicalize modern methods of farming to yield more crops.
Mr. Manford hammered that training is a core area of their job and for that matter, they are putting in every effort to give farmers the necessary training they deserve.
He admonished the farmers to get closer to their Agric Officers and as well participate actively in every training program they bring on board.
Story by: Sam-Paintsil Benjamin Brew/pinkfmonlinegh.com