Member of Parliament for Abetifi Constituency in the Eastern Region, Bryan Acheampong has donated some farm inputs to over six thousand farmers in his constituency.
The inputs valued at over GHC500,000, aimed at supporting their farming activities.
The items, ranging from wellington boots, cutlasses, fertilizers, etc, were given to the farmers at Hweehwee, a farming community in the constituency.
Presenting the items to the farmers, Isaac Agyapong, District Chief Executive (DCE) hailed President Akufo-Addo for putting up so many agricultural programs to support farmers.
He touted the implementation of Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development program, cocoa prunning, rearing for food, and jobs among others.
He assured the farmers who gathered at the event of Government’s 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.
An officer of the District Agricultural Department who received the items on behalf of the farmers praised the MP for such ‘a great support’ adding that this will complement his previous support of the same farm tools and tractor donated in the past.
He urged the farmers to put them to good use.
BY Daniel Bampoe