World Vision Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has once again cut the sod for the construction of a 2,000 capacity poultry farm worth $74,778 which is about GH¢434,000 in the Fanteakwa South District in the Eastern Region.
The poultry farm is to serve as an income generating venture to support the Saamang KIA Greene Health Center, a facility built and financed by the KIA Motors, with World Vision Ghana as the facilitator.
In a short ceremony at the KIA Greene Health Center, the representative of the community, (Saamang) Mr. Kyeremateng expressed his gratitude, saying: “We are gathered here today for the important project of building a poultry farm that can house two thousand chickens. All we did was to provide the land, and we have done that, because the poultry farm will provide a lot of employment for the citizenry. We are grateful to World Vision and its donors.”
However, the District Director of Health in the Fanteakwa South District, Mr. Eric Atuahene Agyemang, added that the poultry farm would also help reduce malnutrition in the community.
He continued that, “this project has come to reduce the malnutrition levels in the community. Though the main objective is to generate money, if you check the underlying principles, malnutrition will be reduced since we will patronise the produce.”
The Cluster Manager for World Vision, Mr. Christopher Teye, revealed that they expect the project to be completed in the next four or five months, adding that after completion of the project, residents from the area and its environs would benefit immensely.
In attendance were the District Chief Executive (DCE), Kwasi Ntori Adjabeng, the District Agric Director, Wisdom K. Kumah, staff of KIA Greene Health Center, the District Assembly members, and leaders of the community.
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