The Regional Agric Director of the North- East Region, Abednego Abosore, has called for the patronage and investment in the Gbintire livestock market in the Region.
According to him, the market is the largest livestock market in the Region with all types of livestock breeds.
“We have the biggest market for sheep, goat, poultry, pigs and other livestock. We have any type of livestock in terms of size and breed.
There are more than thousand pigs on this market most especially on market days which is uncommon in other parts of the country”, he said.
He added that authorities and the farmers are committed to link up the North East Region with other parts of the country in terms of agribusiness such that other parts of the country can come to the North East Region to buy livestock and other agricultural produce.
Mr. Abednego further noted that the market is challenged with limited space for the livestock due to the large number of animals being brought to the market.
He therefore called on authorities for the extension of the market and the provision of shelter for both the animals and the farmers during the raining season.
The Vice Chairman of Gbintiri Market, Salifu Mumuni, also noted that electrification and walling of the market which are some of their major challenges as farmers will help protect animals and generate revenue for the Assembly.
“Because the market is not fenced, our animals sometimes ran into the bush when the get loosed from their ropes and it is difficult to trace them or catch them back. Also, when the market is fenced with gates at vantage points, revenue collectors from the Assembly can stand at these gates to collect tax from traders upon entering and when they are leaving the market and these monies can be used for other developmental projects in the District”, he said.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Adams Jabu.