A mango plantation covering 80 hectares was destroyed by fire at Tainso in Ghana’s Bono Region. The Chief Executive Officer of Botim Farms and owner of the mango plantation, Yaw Gyan, said: “A bushfire has burnt my farm. I don’t know the source of the fire. All that I know is that the fire just entered my farm and has burnt more than 200 acres out of my 300-acre farm."
"I have been doing this for so many years now. I started this farm as far back as 2010 and this is the first year that I’ve experienced such a thing because I put in every effort to protect the farm. So it is rather unfortunate. I am appealing to the government or anyone that matters who can assist me to help me get the farm onto its feet,” he pleaded.