Mango retailers on Somanya-Accra stretch have accused and lament about the way mango farmers in the Somanya area treat them during their course to buy the fruit from the farms.
Madam Felicia Nartey, one of the retailers who spoke to Rite FM morning show host during the “Akuafo se sen?” segment lamented that farmers, they buy mangoes from doesn’t allow them flexibility to earn profit.
“Anytime we go to the farms to buy for retailing, the farmers sell the mangoes to us at high price making it difficult for us to earn something.”
She added to the complaint that mango is a perishable commodity and farmers must consider adding some mangoes to take care of the natural situation.
“…. farmers do not consider the mango as a fruit that can spoil within short time if not sold on time. They don’t give us incentives and moreover no addition,” madam Felicia told Captain Adabugar.
On the contrary, Mr. Julius Afedi, the Financial Manager for Farms Management and Systems Limited (FMSL) has described the allegation by the retailers as false.
“The market women (mango sellers) are not telling the truth. We add some of the mangoes after counting what they buy, because we are aware mango is a perishable fruit.”
Source: Prince Paul Amuzu/ritefmonline.org