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SOUTH DAYI:’Ivory" develops from fan palm

South Dayi District Assembly in the Volta Region has developed an ivory-like substance from the fruit of fan palm, technically known as (Borassus Palm).


Date Created : 11/26/2009 4:55:58 AM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

South Dayi District Assembly in the Volta Region has developed an ivory-like substance from the fruit of fan palm, technically known as (Borassus Palm).
   
The whitish, shiny and hard object which looks very much like an ivory could be used for the production of jewellery and other ornamental objects.
   
The object was exhibited with some other ornaments at the just ended Volta Trade and Investment Fair in Ho on the theme; " Volta Region; Investors Destination".
   
Mr. Dzako Agbetor, Tourism Consultant to the South Dayi District Assembly, who developed the substance hoped the product would be developed and produced on large scale to give employment to young people in the district.
   
Mr. Kafui Semenu Bekui, District Chief Executive of South Dayi, said that currently, the product is being produced on a small scale though demand for it is quite high and called on investors to come and invest in the area.
   
He said the District has about 200 hectares of "uncommitted documented land" that investors could take advantage of.
   
Mr. Bekui added that the District is strategically endowed with water bodies for aquaculture, entertainment and agriculture.
 
"We also have mountain ranges with caves which could also be developed into tourist sites", he said.
 
The Borassus Palm called "agor" in Ewe, is a source of hard wood that is fire and termite resistant.

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