The Member of Parliament of Daboya/Mankarigo in the North Gonja District of the Savannah Region, Alhaji Mahama Asei, has supported some 520 peasant farmers with a cash amount of ₵21,000.
The MP also made available five brand new tractors to plough for an additional 100 peasant farmers who are within the Daboya Township.
According to the MP, the donation is geared at helping the peasant farmers increase their yields in the next harvest season.
“I started supporting my people since the year 2011 when I was not into partisan politics just to give back to the community that has made me who I’m today. And this contribution goes towards helping increase their farms yield and reduce poverty in the area.
“So, when I became MP in 2020, I expanded the scope to cover more beneficiaries and today, 420 farmers, based at Mankarigu, Legbensi, Mempeasem and Lukula among several other communities have also received 500 each to plough their farms,” the MP stated.
He added that he is being motivated to do more to complement the efforts of farmers especially the peasant ones who toiled through rains and got weather limited resources and low harvest.
The Daboya/Mankarigo legislator later appealed to colleague parliamentarians to venture into farming and make food scarcity a thing of the past.
Some of the farmers, who commended the MP for his continuous benevolence to his constituents, said his good works have not gone unnoticed.
“We have been voting for MPs and none of them has ever come to give cash to the people to help them. So, today, we are happy. What I can say, is that my fellow farmers have seen what the MP has done for us,” Iddrisu Kala, a farmer, said.
For Mohammed Sharif Arab, another farmer, the MP’s support has come at the right time because, “the rains have just set in and this is the exact period for ploughing. Many of us have already cleared lands waiting for ploughing and with this cash we are grateful to Alhaji Asei for the love shown us,” he said.
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