- The couple had invested GHC 1,421. in the farming of the sweet potatoes in the hope that they would be bought by companies
- When the commodity was ready for harvest, the company that had pledged to buy it was nowhere to collect them
- The couple decided to give the tubers to their fellow villagers instead of letting them rot in the farm
- The villagers who were more than grateful said getting food had become a challenge since local markets had closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the globe are coming together to help each other and Africans have not been left behind.
If there is one common thread among idealists, it is the deep desire to help and support others, be they family members, members of their community or fellow humans across the globe.
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For most people, if not all, the novel coronavirus feels uncertain and scary; but in spite of those feelings, many still want to offer a helping hand where they can.
And among the angelic souls is a couple in Teso South which decided to donated sweet potatoes from their two acres farm to locals after investors who had promised to buy the commodity failed to do so.
The couple claimed they had injected GHC 1,421 into the farming of the potatoes but when they were ready for harvest, the investors were nowhere to collect them.
With nowhere to sell the tubers after markets in the county were closed in an effort to curb the spread on the novel coronavirus, Juliet Anyango and Alfred Etyang gave them out to neighbours.
"It is better to give it to the villagers than leaving it to spoil on the farm. I had planted two acres of potatoes in which I had invested GHC 1,421," said the farmer.
The couple decided to donate the sweet potatoes to villagers instead of leaving them to go to waste.
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The two farmers who were expecting to harvest 10 tonnes of the producers said they had no regrets in giving out the tubers.
The villagers were more than grateful noting that getting food had become a problem since the government issued the social distance directive that led to the closure of local markets.
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