Young farmer, especially tomato farmers in Kpaankole have lamented over the excessive post harvest losses due to bad road.
According to Maaniche Dary, a youth leader, all his tomatoes have gone bad due to the difficulty in getting the tomatoes to the Wa market.
“All my tomatoes are rotten both in the farm and here at home, we have managed to send some to the market today but in most cases they arrive late and have to be sold at cheaper prices to prevent further losses.” He noted that, they have to off load the tricycle at certain terrible parts of the raod or even push across such areas.
Dary further indicated that, if the road had being a good road, they could always load full trucks of tomatoes every week.
On his part, Moses Jor said amidst the low pricing due to lack of appropriate storage facilities for them, they sometimes lose their investment trying to navigate through the bad roads.
Jor added that, as youth who have no formal education in the community , their only source of livelihood is farming, as he appeal for a dam for all year round farming and for their road to be fix to enable them make profit out of their Labour.
Kpankole is a farming community in the Wa Municipal of the Upper West Region of Ghana, with a population of about 1000 with only four young people who had finished second cycle institution.