Business News of Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Source: New Crusading Guide
Masara N’ arziki farmers Association has elected a six-member council to steer the affairs for the upcoming farming season. Another six -member council was elected in accordance with its constitution.
The twelve- member team represents the total farmer population annually, in the decision making process as well as its implementation on behalf of the entire association.
According to the farmers, they “have observed with keen interest some unique qualities in the new leadership, capable of driving it to a successful 2013 farming season”.
This was made known to the media by some of the farmers at the maiden Annual General meeting held in Tumu in the Upper West Region over the weekend.
The meeting was also conveyed to chart a new path to ensure more cohesion among all stakeholders and to award seven of its outstanding and hardworking groups whose good performance in the last year saw the association rake in high yields of production in their respective zones.
Also present at the event were Mr. Marc Kok, Managing Director of Wienco Ghana Limited, General Manager of Wienco Ghana limited Mr. William Kotey,Chief Accountant of Yara Ghana limited Mr. Oben Koranteng, Secretary of the Council, Nana Yaw from Ntrakwa and Co Chambers among others.
Each group received a tricycle popularly known as ‘Moto King’ and other farm inputs including fertilizers, Matabi knap sac sprayers and weedicides. Twenty five farmers were awarded with Matabi knap sac sprayers through a raffle draw.
The durbar brought together 3,500 members stakeholders and some important dignitaries to take stock of the association’s activities during the previous years and trade ideas on how to ensure the welfare of all members under the Masara family.
Addressing the function Mr. Luuc Smits reaffirmed the Association’s commitment in creating an enabling environment for the association. He reiterated his call for one voice among all members and assured them of a prosperous future if the call was ad heard.
On his part, the Chairman of the Council, Kuoro Robert Hilla, lauded the good policies of Masara N’ Arziki and appealed to maize farmers to join the association in the coming year since it was opened to all and sundry.
He attributed lack of accessible roads in some jurisdiction in their operational areas as one of the challenges facing the Association.