Land slide destroys Ghana cocoa farms in Western Region

Twenty acres of cocoa farms has been completely destroyed at Wassa Asikuma and Wassa Nkran in the Prestea Huni/Valley district following a continuous rainfall last Friday.

The destruction of the farms had so far affected about sixty cocoa farmers in the two communities.

The District National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Coordinator, Mr. Iddirisu Salifu Mohammed revealed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Thursday when he visited the affected farms together with the Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni/Valley, Mr. Francis Adu-Blay Koffie to see the extent of the damage caused by the recent rain.

He said both incidents happened last Friday evening and it was as a result of a land slide that occurred during the torrential rainfall.

Mr. Salifu Mohammed said the Aboso zonal coordinator for NADMO is currently accessing farms of the affected victims, and that a report will forwarded to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and COCOBOD.

Mr Adu-Blay Koffie said though the district NADMO coordinator is doing all it can to ensure that those affected are catered for; he will put in the necessary measures to speed up that process.

The MP called on the victims to exercise patience and that government, together with the assembly, will do all it can to assist them.

Madam Hannah Danquah, an 80 year-old widow, who was among the affected victims at Wassa Asikuma, appealed to government to come to their aid since cocoa farming was their only source of livelihood

Source: GNA

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