The Sunyani Municipal Assembly led by the revered Chief Executive Officer, Hon Ansu Kumi has awarded some gallant farmers who distinguished themselves with innovative farming techniques that has impacted the Municipality.
Several awards were presented including a Motorking, fridges, bicycles, roofing sheet, knapsack sprayers, agro chemicals, a poly tank amongst many .
Speaking at a colorful ceremony organized today under the theme: DELIVERING SMART SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY AND
RESILIENCE at Antwikrom, a suburb of the Municipality, the Chief Executive, commended the awardees and farmers alike for continuously producing enough to feed the country.
He also called on them to fully adopt all the innovative ideas in farming being facilitated by the Agriculture department and see farming as a business venture.
Explaining the government’s deliberate intention to assisting farmers in ways that the country is yet to see, he detailed how the planting for food and jobs (PFJ) phase ll would work.
He indicated that, under the phase ll when implemented in the coming days, farmers are going to be provided with inputs under a credit facility and pay back after harvest since government has linked credit institutions, inputs shops and the needed market links to ensuring the smooth implementation of the project targeted at transforming the sector and position it as engine of exports
The MCE, underscored “ this is a game changer for all especially for the youth since all one need is the land and the rest would be catered for by government “.
He again called on Nananom to release farm lands to interested farmers for the successful implementation of this all important intervention.
Speaking at the same gathering, the Director of Agriculture in the Municipality, Mr Patrick Dela Newman congratulated all the awardees and invited the others to double their efforts and embrace the various technologies being taught to them by the Agricultural Extension Officers ( AEAs) from the Department.
With the MCE, were the Municipal Coordinating Director, Dr Philip Baazen, the Constituency Chairman of the NPP, Hon Bartholomew Nathanael Incoom, the Municipal Police Command, the Municipal Fire Command, Nananom and other important dignitaries.
Sunyani East Constituency
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