Soybeans farmers in various communities within the Gusheigu municipality in the northern region are crying woefully over the government’s decision to ban the exportation of soybeans causing the farmers not to have buyers for their produce.
Our visit to the communities, farms and warehouses, realized that, thousands of bags of soybeans belonging to the farmers and suppliers were left to rot due to the ban.
It would be recalled that the government of Ghana through the ministry of trade and industry placed temporal ban on the exportation of soybeans from Ghana to other countries, this directive resulted in the farmers and suppliers in Gusheigu struggle to survive as loads of soybeans have filled their warehouses and now some being left outside at the mercy of the harsh sun and rains.
Some of the suppliers who sell to the exporters are being threatened by banks they took loans from to invest in the stock but now no buyers for their soybeans.
The farmers say they can’t feed their families and cannot pay for their farming activities this farming season because their monies have been locked up in the unbought soybeans.
The farmers and the suppliers together are appealing to the government to as a matter of urgency lift the ban on exportation of soybeans to help them pay their bills and also rescue them from the threats of their lenders.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe/Rainbowradioonline.com