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Byline: Basiru Adam
A participant I was seated by got angry at a point and moaned to my hearing that nature has been too kind to the dark skinned loud-mouthed dwellers of sub-Saharan Africa; such that they have been overwhelmed and cannot use the abundant natural resources like the Shea nut to better their lot.
The occasion was the launch of a baseline data analysis commissioned by the Ghana Trade and Livelihoods Coalition (GTLC) to foster the unleashing of the allowed-to-rot potential of the Shea industry.
The anger of the unnamed participant was stoked by Ibrahim Akalbila, Coordinator of the Coalition, who painstakingly brought to light what decades of neglect had done to the shea potential and those that depend on it most rural women of northern Ghana.
The tree crop in question grows in the wilds of Western and Eastern Africa and found in sheer abundance in …