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200 widows in Bimbila call on government for help

2010-05-04 20:26:15
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200 women in the Bimbila Widows Camp (formed out of the 1994 Konkomba-Nanumba) conflict are calling on the government to come to their aid. The widows want to embark on commercial agriculture in addition to kente, soap, dawadawa and groundnut paste production. These are products they produce through the help of ActionAid Ghana and other agencies.

ActionAid Ghana with the support of other civil society organisations have been very instrumental in helping them make a living.

The government, according to the women, has not done enough for them.

They want the government to provide them some credit facilities, farm machinery and other inputs to enable them go into commercial agriculture.

Sister Wasila, Caretaker of the Widows Camp told Citi FM that the camp was established with the aim of helping the widows preach peace and help stop conflicts in the area.

She was grateful to various sponsors that have assisted the camp and its inmates with skills training, and called on the government to also come to their aid.

“We have gained a lot of skills from ActionAid and other organisations but we need the government to come to our aid and upgrade us,” she said, explaining that the acquired skills, coupled with funding and material support from the government will enable them transport their produce to the market.


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