Farmers have a sigh of relief as Global Environmental Facility (GEF) of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has granted Ayorya Women Groundnut Farmers Association a complete Groundnut Oil and Paste Factory.
Speaking to the Media, Hanna Akyima, President for Ayorya Women Groundnut Farmers Association, congratulated the leadership of UNDP and said the Factory is coming to help them financially, after cracking our groundnuts, we will roast and grind it, put the groundnut paste in the paint rubbers and put them for sale at the market.
Ayorya Women President, Hanna Akyima also added that, the women in town take GHS 20 for cracking one bag of groundnut, but we are going to take GHS 10 for a bag of groundnut with the cracking machine. “I think we are going to get more market, if we cracked 10 bags of groundnuts we will get GHS 100 if we use GHS 20 to buy power, the remaining amount is going to be saved in the name of the Ayorya women Association”.
Nana Serwaa Kruwaa, Techiman Buoyam Krontihemaa and the P.R.O of UNDP said the project is going to help the livelihood of the women and aid them economically.
Nana Serwaa Kruwaa also added that, the project is going to “help our Youth who are into armed robbery because of unemployment to get them a meaningful living.
Nana Serwaa Kruwaa finally, advised all to take part in it. Nana Serwaa Kruwaa also advised farmers to used organic methods so that our Groundnut will be valued in the World Market.
“Ours is rejected in the World Market as well as in the Foreign countries because they said it is full of aflatoxin”. So I challenged farmers not to use agro chemicals in farming so that their farm products would be quality and aflatoxin free.
Dr. King David Amoah, Farmers Organization Network Ghana (FONG) also Global Environmental Facility (GEF) of UNDP Sap Board Chairman, has challenged Ayorya Women Association that the money been invested on the Ayorya Groundnut Oil and Paste Processing Factory be wasted but they make a good used of it.
Dr. King David Amoah has said GEF small scale projects have sustainability and all projects been provided are still working so the people of Ayorya should protect and maintained the Ayorya Groundnut Oil and Paste Processing Factory, Dr. King David Amoah added.