N/R: Hundreds of yam tubers rotting away as farmers lack storage facilities
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N/R: Hundreds of yam tubers rotting away as farmers lack storage facilities

- Farmers in the Nanumba North Municipality of the Northern Region are lamenting over the losses they incur after harvesting their crops

- Some traders opined that business comes to a halt when it rains; while the yams get rotten in the dry season due to excessive heat

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Farmers in the Nanumba North Municipality of the Northern Region are lamenting over the losses they incur after harvesting their crops.

According to them, the absence of storage facilities to keep their yams for a longer period without going bad is leading to huge losses for farmers and traders.

The traders, who have identified January to May as the period that the yams get rotten due to lack of a storage facility, say they lose thousands of Cedis in the process.

According to a report filed by Citi Business News, the yams were mostly left in the open sun and due to excessive heat, ends up going bad.

N/R: Hundreds of yam tubers rot away as farmers lack storage facilities

Yam Market Source: Citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

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“We don’t have market stalls, we sell in the open with the yams exposed to the sun, causing it to rot” Linpo Banabas, a yam seller said.

The traders said they have been neglected with no support to give the market a face-life despite all the tolls they contribute to revenue generation in the assembly.

Some traders opined that business comes to a halt when it rains; while the yams got rotten in the dry season due to excessive heat.

Suronipa, a yam trader who buys from the Lanja Market, and transports to the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, told Citi Business News that she is sometimes compelled to buy rotten yams.

N/R: Hundreds of yam tubers rot away as farmers lack storage facilities

Yam Market Source: Citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

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In other news, a team from the Bank of Ghana on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, went on market surveillance and found out some entities and businesses are charging and taking foreign currencies instead of the local currency.

The surveillance team led by Esi Hammond, Head of Communications, briefing the media after the exercise noted that the Foreign Exchange Act which prohibits pricing in any other currencies than the Cedi is being flouted.

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