A banana plantation considered the very first in Ghana’s Upper West region has been developed by the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the Central Region, Professor Domwini Dabire Kuupole.
A French scholar and academician, Professor Kuupole, after relinquishing the post of Vice-Chancellor of Cape Coast in 2016 and with the support of friends, established the Kuupole Foundation with the aim of educating brilliant needy students by putting the ’emphasis on education, health and agriculture.
The plantation which sits on a seven-acre plot was first cultivated in 2013 in Ketuo, about six kilometers from the Hamile International Border Post in the region’s Nandom Municipality. Teacher.
Pay back to society
The professor ventured into the cultivation of bananas in an area not known for this cultivation. Common crops and animals found in the area include corn, yams, peanuts, millet, soybeans, rice, vegetables, guinea fowl, cattle, and ruminants. However, Kuupole’s foray into agriculture has paid off as the crops have been doing very well since they were planted and the produce is sold in the market by women, mostly widows.
He also built a modern library containing 1,400 books on various subjects in 2019 in Nandom. According to the former VC, what he did not only improve nutritional supplements for people, but also repay the society he grew up in to become one of the scholars to reach the high level. to become a VC of UCC.