The Kworli Area Farmers and Fishermen Association (KAFAFA) in the northern region has appealed to the government to support their members with farm tractors and other farm implements.
President and live patron of KAFAFA and the Chief of Gbeliga, Mr. Dawuda Mohammed Jawara made the appeal when he presented 500 tubers of yam to the Northern Command Head Quarters of Ghana Armed Forces based in Nyohini.
KAFAFA whose membership is drawn from 3 districts in the eastern corridor, namely, Zabzugu, Tatale/Sanguli and Nanumba South has over 400 members in 64 communities whose contributions ensured food security in Ghana is guaranteed.
The association last week made a donation of 1000 tubers of yam to the army at Burma camp in Accra to promote civilian-military relationship. It said the soldiers aside providing and protecting the citizens of Ghana have constructed a bridge at Moglaa in the Nanumba South to enable residents commute without any difficulty.
It has also presented the same number of tubers to the northern police command.
Security agencies, the Chief said, have done a lot for the communities around Zabzugu area, particularly Moglaa area. He added that former president John Dramani Mahama used some of the funds meant for the military to construct the bridge.
Mr. Mahama, Chief Jawara added, donated two farm tractors to the association in 2015 in addition to 3 which was given to them by a nongovernmental, organization, Agrovert headed by Dr Weimah.
The five farm tractors the Gbeliga chief noted is woefully inadequate for its members and pleaded with the government to help them acquire more tractors because that is the major challenge facing farmers.
Public Relations Officer for the 6th garrison, Captain Nathaniel Asamoah who received the items on behalf of the General Officer of the Northern Command who also doubles as the garrison commander at the head quarters of Ghana Armed Forces expressed his appreciation to KAFAFA for recognizing their efforts in their area of responsibility.
We have the airborne force and the 6th battalion of infantry and the air force based in Tamale doing their best to maintain peace and protect the people of the northern region, Captain Asamoah said.
"We accept your kind gesture for recognizing our efforts and assure that the soldiers will continue to carry out their duty," he said.