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    6,000 farmers receive farm inputs from Bryan Acheampong

    Over 6000 farmers in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region have received farm inputs worth GHc 500,000 from the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abetifi Constituency to support their farming activities.

    The items, ranging from wellington boots, cutlasses, fertilisers and others which constitute the biggest donation made by the MP to the farmer were donated to them at Hweehwee, a farming community in the district.

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    Presenting the items to the farmers, head of the District Agric Department praised the MP for such ‘a great support’ adding that this will complement his previous support to the farmers.

    He urged the farmers to put it to good use.

    Speaking at the event, Mr. Isaac Agyapong, District Chief Executive (DCE) hailed President Akufo-Addo for initiating many agricultural programmes to support farmers.

    He touted the implementation of Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development programme, cocoa pruning, rearing for food and jobs among others.

    He assured the farmers who gathered at the event of Government continuous support to improve their livelihood.

    The DCE appealed to Ghanaian youth to involve themselves in agricultural activities especially farming.

    “Let me make this passionate appeal to the youth. Don’t just come as witnesses to such events but also venture into agriculture activities, especially farming. It is one of the lucrative jobs all over the world. I’ll urge you to look that direction and you would be glad you did.”

    He said the youth should see agriculture as a prestigious sector that could assist in eradicating poverty.

    Present at the ceremony were Chiefs, members of staff of the assembly, Assembly Men, heads of Departments.

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