Fire guts 2-acre local rice farm of blind farmer

Fire guts 2-acre local rice farm of blind farmer

- A blind farmer who produces local rice has had his entire 2-acre farm destroyed by fire

- Aduni Achana, the sad farmer, indicated he had already harvested a great portion of the rice and piled them up for processing before the fire happened

- Nobody was able to go close to the fire because it was huge

- Achana who was the 2018 Best Disabled Farmer in the entire Kassena Nankana Municipality appeals for support to get back on his feet

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Aduni Achana, a hardworking farmer from Bonia, near Navrongo in the Upper East Region has been filled with grief as his 2-acre rice farm has gotten burnt into ashes.

Mynewsgh.com reports that Achana is a popular farmer in his area and was even recognised as the 2018 Best Disabled Farmer in the entire Kassena Nankana Municipality.

The incident did not actually occur on the 'blind side' of the sad farmer because he was present during the fire.

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He was in full knowledge that the farm was getting burnt and was yelling for people to come to his aid. A good number of people arrived at the scene but could not go close due to the huge nature of the fire.

Perhaps, the most heartbreaking part of the story is that Aduni Achana had already gone through the pain of harvesting a huge portion of the rice.

The rice was harvested and gathered in heaps for processing but it rather served as huge piles of fuel for the fire on the fateful day.

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Reports indicate that Achana lost not only his rice but some farm resources such as a tarpaulin, a pair of Wellington boots and some basins to the fire.

The rice farm has been the farmer's only means of caring for his wife and children as well as providing support for other relatives.

The 2018 Best Disabled Farmer for Kassena Nankana Municipality, therefore, appeals for help to support his family as well as continue to do his farming business.

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