By Catherine Ahiador:
Mango farmers at Yilo Krobo and its environs have joined hands to appeal to the Trade Hub of the USAID to support and help complete the Akorley Pack House which was built for mango processing and packaging.
The Pack House which has been set up to pack and process mango produce in the area and beyond, is a timely intervention to help mango farmers with their mango produce. It’s in this regard that the farmers have joined hands and appealed to the USAID Trade Hub to assist them to raise the necessary finance to train personnel who will help assist members to operate the Pack house and also provide financial support as transport for farm inspection.
This followed the Trade Hub’s donations to the farmers. The trade Hub led by their Chief of Party, USAID West Africa Trade and Investment Hub Project, Jeffrey Povolny met the mango farmers and donated items such as printers, computers, lasers, projectors and other items to members of the mango farmers group.
Mr. P.O. Sackey, immediate past chairman of the mango farmers association, stood in to receive the items from Mr. Polvony and with delight stated that he is very happy about the quick response of the USAID Trade Hub in providing the mango farmers with their needs.
Also present at the event were Madam Pamela Okyere who is a mango value chain specialist, Miss Maria Gwira, Communications Manager of Trade Hub, Samuel Damale, CEO of Divine Face Mango Farms.