Three irrigation projects in North Tongu district inaugurated

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By Lorlornyofm May 22, 2018 12:04

Three irrigation projects in North Tongu district inaugurated

The Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) in collaboration with the Ghana Irrigation development Authority (GIDA) and other stakeholders has rehabilitated three irrigation projects in the North Tongu District.

The projects which is at a cost of six point five million Ghana cedis is expected to enable rural farmers to take advantage of readily available irrigation water and engage in an all year agricultural production.

The project is also geared towards sustainable agriculture; improve rural livelihoods and food security for the rural poor without over dependent on erratic rainfall patterns.

In a handing over ceremony, the Volta regional minister, Dr. Lesta says most people in the region are into various forms of Agriculture such as livestock farming, fish farming, and crop farming, among others.

According to the regional minister, it is sufficient to say the nation is back on track in ensuring that the agriculture sector plays a leading role in job creation and the nation’s quest for industrialization.

This he said, is in line with the vision of the President Nana Akufo-Addo to create more jobs and ensure that the nation becomes an industrialized one putting high premium on increased productivity.

He further stated that, the introduction of government’s flagship policy initiatives such as planting for food and jobs, one district one factory and one village one dam is aimed at creating massive jobs for the youths in the Agricultural sector.

Dr. Letsa said, the introduction of the irrigational schemes will ensure that, farmers in the region can farm all year round to achieve sustainable agriculture and food security for the rural poor.

DCE for North Tongu, Richard Collins Arku in his speech commended all stakeholders involve in the irrigation scheme and announced that a fertilizer factory has been approved to be situated in the district to provide fertilizer.

He urged citizens of the area to avoid land dispute in order for all to benefit from the project.

Queen mother of Dorfor Agorveme Mama Alovi appealed with the Ministry of roads and high ways to construct roads leading to the project sites.

GBCONLINE

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By Lorlornyofm May 22, 2018 12:04
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