Date: March 2, 2020
About 100 vegetable producers in the Sissala East municipality have inaugurated their association on, February 27, 2020, at the Municipal Assembly hall to, among other things, improve upon their production and fight for the wellbeing of members.
The association is a mobilization of like-minded people involved in the production and marketing of vegetables in the Sissala East Municipality, aimed at providing adequate and healthy vegetables for the consumption of the general public.
In an interview with the Chairman of the Sissala East Vegetable Producers Association who also doubles as the Chairman of the Upper West region Vegetable Producers Association, Mr. Yussif Kodima said the formation of the association would provide them the needed recognition and platform to always articulate their views to push for the wellbeing of their members. “We need to have one voice, and that will give us the needed recognition and voice. If you look at this our catchment area if they want to talk about vegetable gardening they always first and foremost thing and refer to our counterparts in Navrongo and Bolga; we are never mentioned”, he observes.
Mr. Yussif Kodimah further expressed worry over lack of market for Sissala East garden farmers but has said with the inauguration of the association, this and many other issues confronting its members would be captured on their radar for redress.
He also advised farmers engaged in gardening this period that it is more suitable to cultivate high value or leafy vegetables such as green leaves, ‘ayoyo’ and others like tomatoes, lettuce among others.
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The about 100 members of the association are drawn from Tasorh, Welembelle, Kong, Navariwie, Nabulo, and Nabugubelle, while the executives include: Mr. Yussif Kodima, Chairman; Cyril Baakingwie, Vice Chairman; Nibormolca Abudu, Secretary; Blaise Bado, Treasure and Kanluoro Ahmed Doho, Organizer.