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Government supports farmers in Savannah Region

The delivery of 400 cockerels and 5,400 layers to increase chicken output in the Savannah Region has benefited 45 female farmers.

This is a component of the government’s plan called “raising for food and jobs.”

Salia Kamara, the District Chief Executive for Central Gonja, made this announcement at the 38th Farmers’ Day celebration on Friday in Kusuwgu.

Additionally, Mr. Kamara said that the district had received 400 metric tonnes of soya bean seeds, which were given to 18 farmers, and 700 kilogram tonnes of open-pollinated kinds of maize seeds, which were given to 53 farmers.

He added that through the planting for Export and rural development the assembly has received 40,000 cashew seedlings and distributed 272 to interested and committed farmers with 20,000 shea plants currently awaiting distribution.

Therefore, Mr. Kamara has encouraged Central Gonja inhabitants to use caution in their everyday activities to prevent fire disasters in the area and to support the fight against bushfires.

In the meantime, Mumuni Imoro Mohammed, the Central Gonja District Agriculture Director, praised all valiant farmers in his speech and advised them to consistently use best practices.

In order to work effectively, he also pleaded for more agriculture personnel in the district.

Issahaku Inusah, the district’s best farmer and a 58-year-old native of Kusawgu, made an appeal in Gonja to the women and young people of Central Gonja to take up farming.

Many people, he continued, mistakenly believe that farming is only for people who lack literacy.

 

So, he expressed his gratitude to the agricultural officers for the honor.

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