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Government urged to implement sheanut report


2009-01-08 23:26:21
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A retired educationist, Mr. Abdul-Mumuni Insah, has urged government to implement findings of sheanuts research to promote the Sheanuts industry to avert poverty in the Northern part of Ghana.

He expressed worry that such findings were gathering dust in the shelves of policy makers.

A retired educationist, Mr. Abdul-Mumuni Insah, has urged government to implement findings of sheanuts research to promote the Sheanuts industry to avert poverty in the Northern part of Ghana. He expressed worry that such findings were gathering dust in the shelves of policy makers.


In an interview with GNA at Wa on Tuesday, Mr Insah, also a former Upper West Regional Chief Farmer of the Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers Association, urged government to set up a Sheanut Development Board to address all challenges of the industry.

He appealed to government to establish markets for Sheanuts to prevent buying companies from monopolising the purchase of the produce to the disadvantage of producers.

Mr Insah said “As it stands now these buying companies just move into the villages to buy sheanuts at there determined prices without the knowledge of the association and without paying anything by way of taxes to the Municipal and District Assemblies”

He said sheanut was in high demand because of its multiple uses and there was the need to revamp the industry we need to revamp the industry to address poverty in the Northern part of Ghana.

source: ghanadistricts.com

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