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How a 52-year-old blind farmer has been left devastated after fire gutted his 2-acre rice farm



A 52-year-old visually impaired farmer, Mr Aduni Achana, has been left distraught and penniless after his two-acre worth of rice was reduced to ashes by fire recently.

Mr Achana who hails from Bonia, near Navrongo in the Upper East Region, lost not only his rice but some farm resources such as a tarpaulin, a pair of Wellington boots and some basins to the fire.

Mr Achana was recognised as the 2018 Best Disabled Farmer in the Kassena Nankana Municipality. He has been a committed and inspirational farmer who relies mainly on his farming income to take care of his wife and children as well as support other relatives.

The incident has left him grieving with his family and uncertain as to how to sustain his family and continue to work as a farmer.

The bush fire which spread from bushes nearby defied the fire belt created by Mr Aduni and burnt the rice he had harvested and gathered in heaps for processing in his presence.

A helpless Achana cried his lungs out for help but to no avail. His neighbours just couldn’t contain the furious bushfire that consumed everything in its way.

Mr Achana is therefore appealing for help to support his family as well as continue to do his farming business




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