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General News Wed, 18 Apr 2001

Kintampo farmers unable to cart foodstuff to market

Farmers in some communities in the Kintampo District are finding it difficult to transport their produce, especially yams, to the marketing centres because of bad roads.

Mr Yak Seidu, Chairman of the district branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that large quantities of yams have been piled up while the farmers "cry for market".

Mr. Seidu said Krabonso-Anyima, Ampoma-Miawani, Dumso-Kunsu, Kintampo-Apesika, Anoma-Junction and Agyina, are some of the farming communities whose roads are cut off from marketing centres due to recent down pour.

He appealed to the Department of Feeder Roads to rehabilitate the roads to facilitate economic activities in the area.

In another development, Mr Seidu appealed to the government to provide Kintampo Police with means of transport to enhance their work.

He said but for the assistance often provided by the Union, the Police would have always found it difficult to effect arrests or curb crimes in the area.

Source: GNA