Safeway Cooperative Society Members who invested in the South Danyi Tilapia Project, a Public Private Partnership between Safeway Estates and the South Danyi District Assembly a couple of days ago stormed the project site at South Dayi Municipality in the Volta Region to express great satisfaction in the rate at which their investments are being utilized.
According to them there have been speculations that management of the South Danyi Tilapia Project is doing little to utilize their investments to the benefit of the investors. This generated some fears within the investors who doubted the promises and the agreement they had with the Farms management.
In view of this, over hundreds of investors from the ten Regions of the country stormed the project site to see for themselves what the situation is on ground, and to allay their fears.
Meanwhile, tempers seemed to have come down during the tour through the Tilapia Hatcheries (The Second Largest in Sub Saharan Africa), which also received an award on the Ghana National Farmers Day recently held in Sewhi Wiawso and the actual production sites when as against the ill speculations, the project is progressing steadily.
Speaking to the investors in an interview, they averred that the tour became necessary because, majority of them begun harboring fears considering what is happening with other Tilapia investments across the country.
According to them, they initially thought the initiative was a fraud an opportunity for some people to rob them off their investments until they stormed the farm and saw that the project was real.
“We also realized that not only will the project maximize our investments, it will also open doors for employment and create wealth for most Ghanaians,” an investor said.
The investors who were elated considering the level of returns they will accrue from their investments, indicated that not only did they get to know the rate of progress, but also became much involved in the whole project.
“Our presence here brought confidence into the whole project,” they said, pointing to the fact that Management of the project has over the period, done a lot to ensure that things work out well. They however appealed to Management of the project to frequently update them on every step taken and progress made.
However, Swanzy Owusu Richard, Agro Manager for Safeway Tilapia Farms who was at the site said management has some scheduled payments to settle with some investors and that will surely be done by the end of this month.
He revealed that, they have honored over 80% of their promise and stressed that all arrears will be cleared as soon as possible.
The Management of Safeway also appreciated the step taken by investors to storm the project site, since that afforded them the opportunity to clear their doubts and further deepen the already existing relationship and trust between investors and the Farm management.
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