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Regional News of Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Source: Michael Oberteye, Contributor

Farmers associations in Lower Manya Krobo receive gari, cassava dough processing machines


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The Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo, Simon Kweku Tetteh together with the deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Samuel Nuettey Ayertey have presented three gari processing machines and three cassava dough processing machines to three farmer-based organizations to enhance their gari and cassava dough business in the Municipality.

The machines were presented to the Abuben Farmers Association, Feefee Farmers Association and Oborpah Farmers Association at a short ceremony at the forecourt of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly.

The MCE said the presentation of the equipment were in line with President Akuffo Addo’s quest to boost the local economy through the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Business Advisory Center (BAC) and the Rural Enterprise Program.

The installation of the machines, the assembly chief hoped, would improve the local economy as well as create jobs for the teeming youth in the various communities.

He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the president for the support and hoped that they are well maintained to serve their intended purpose.

A representative of the Nyemisuom Farmers Association from Abuben, Teye Felix said the equipment would serve many cassava farmers in the Abuben community in the processing of their produce for gari and cassava dough.

The equipment is expected to provide relief to the farmers who faced difficulties in the processing of their produce.

The machines would not only serve the various Farmer-Based Organizations but farmers in the respective communities.

Mr. Teye Felix however appealed for more of the machines as there were more farmers in the community to depend on the only one available.

The farmers however appealed for the construction of their roads as to boost the transportation of their produce from the farms to the market centers.

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