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Tomato farmers threaten suicide


2009-02-25 19:39:45
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Deputy Majority Leader and MP for Talensi, Hon John Tia Akolgo, is appealing to government to assist in what he calls the “increasing suicide attempts and threats by tomato farmers in his constituency.”

He told Citi News on Tuesday February 24 that a good number of the over 5,000 tomato farmers in the Upper East Region are threatening to end their own lives because market women and state institutions are refusing to buy their farm produce.


He said the productivity and cooperation of the only tomato factory in the Upper East Region, Northern Star Tomato Factory is worsening the situation.

He therefore warned that if immediate steps are not taken to control the condition, the nation could loose a good number of its tomato farmers in the North, as suicide attempts in the area are increasing by the day.

Hon. John Tia pointed out that the farmers in question were the ones located in the Upper East Region precisely those along the White Volta very close to the Northern Star Tomato Factory.

He noted that the farmers complain of having “invested so much with the promise from factory that they will buy their produce. That they don’t how they will pay back the loans they took and even how to sustain families”.

He added that the market women in the area have also boycotted the purchase of the local tomato in the area and prefer to cross the border to Burkina Faso to purchase their tomatoes.

Hon Tia further pointed out that since this was not the first time government had been called in to intervene, – the first time government mobilized money to buy the crops from the farmers- a “special intervention” was being sought by the tomato farmers.

source: ghanadistricts.com

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