I refer to the Ghana News Agency news report of Tuesday, 21 October 2008 which appeared on ghanaweb.com's business news web page (http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=151876.).
This is such a brilliant and inspiring story - and one hopes that many more women in the three northern regions will be given such training too, going forward. The women of the north work extremely hard - and deserve all the help they can get.
I urge the three regional administrations there to consult the South African sustainable livelihoods company, Sustainable Villages Africa (SVA) http://www.sva.co.za/.
Perhaps they can work together with SVA, the various women's groups in the three northern regions, as well as the various district assemblies, in a public private partnership, to improve the quality of life of farming families in the north.
US Embassy, ye ma mu ayeekoo (thank you, US Embassy to those who don't speak Twi!). Ditto, the three regional administrations - ye ma muyinaa ayeekoo (We thank all of you - to non-Twi speakers!).
May God bless and protect our homeland Ghana always. Long live freedom! Long live Ghana!