The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has donated food relief items to 400 vulnerable people and some farmers whose farms were destroyed during the floods.
The items which cost GH 100,000 were funded by Oxfam Ghana, a Non- Governmental Organization and included; 200 maxi bags of paddy rice and 50 cartons (5litter) Frytol distributed to the beneficiaries in the Bongo district, Bolgatanga Municipal, Talensi district, Nabdam district, Kassena Nankana East and Kassena Nankana West districts, Binduri districts, and Bawku West district as well as the Mamprugu-Moagduri district.
National President of PFAG, Mr. Abdul Rahman, in a statement before the presentation of the items to beneficiaries in Bolgatanga reiterated the challenges small holder farmers suffered during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and impact of the lockdown.
Recounting the challenges, the President said farmers’ inability to sell their perishable commodities during the lock down leading to post- harvest losses, their inability to access farm inputs and services such as mechanization services, fertilizer, extension services and access to credit culminating into low productivity, and the torrential rains that led to the floods and consequent food insecurity in the region had been a source of worry.
According to the President, PFAG had earlier in the year presented relief items worth GH5,000 to victims of floods and also undertook training for 400 extension Officers.
On COVID- 19, it supplied PPEs , supported by International Budget Partnership to some District Health Directorates and members of the association.
Whilst thanking Oxfam Ghana, he urged other benevolent individuals and organizations in and outside Ghana to support small holder farmers.
Women were crucial, especially those whose activities were key to poverty alleviation and economic development and were seriously impacted by Covid-19 and climate change.
Programmes Manager for Economic Justice of OXFAM Ghana, Mr. Hafiz Muntaka, urged the beneficiaries to strictly observe Covid-19 protocols to prevent infection and another wave of the pandemic.
He noted that his outfit collaborated and supported in the promotion of the protocols with PPE to a number of organizations on safety measures under Covid-19, including Partners in Rural Development(PARID) among others.
Mr. Adongo Awaya , Mr Asanga Adibga, both visually impaired beneficiaries and Madam Aboriya Asunia, all from Nyariga expressed gratitude to PFAG and the sponsors for coming to their aid with the relief items and prayed for the continuous support for other communities in similar need.
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