Some farmers in Wikongo in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, together with the Assembly Member in the Wikongo Electoral Area have called on the residents within the community to foster unity among themselves in order to have effective farming activities in the area.
Edward Azuah, Assembly member for the area together with Azure Mark and Damon Awafo, farmers within the area made the call when they spoke to David Azure on A1 Radio’s Agric Forum.
The trio were unhappy about some community practices that are inimical to the progress of agriculture in the electoral area.
According to the farmers due to the failure of community members to come together and agree on when to start ploughing and harrowing when the rainy season approaches, animals continue to destroy farms of farmers who plant early in the year.
Mark Azure, a farmer in the community said, “our farming activities are not progressing because we are not united when it comes to agriculture activities. In recent years, when the time is due and the rains set in, some of our people would say it is not yet time, and those of us who will start, they would allow their animals to come and destroy our crops.”
Damon Awafo, another farmer said, “the issue of togetherness in our community is seriously affecting us. We are all farmers but some of our people behave like they are not always ready to take part in the farming activities and their actions and inactions will end up affecting everyone. So if we also say we won’t sow early too, in the end, all of us will sow last and nothing would come out of our suffering.”
The Assembly Member for the Wikongo Electoral Area, Edward Azuah together with the Chief of the Wikongo community, measures have been put in place to address the concerns.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|10.1MHZ|David Azure|Wikongo|