The Sunyani Municipal Assembly through the Department of Agriculture has distributed some 2500 coconut seedlings under the government’s flagship programme, Planting for Export and Rural Development.
TOn behalf of the Assembly MCE, HON. Ansu Kumi and the Municipal Director of Agric Mr Patrick Dela Newman encouraged the beneficiary farmers from all the farming zones within the Municipality to adopt the intercrop technique so as to realize all year round produce to feed the market.
The MCE noted “government is investing so much into Agriculture and since it took over office, thousands of cashew seedlings have been supplied to the municipality for free and under my tenure as the Chief Executive, I opted for coconut seedlings in addition to the cashew seedlings for which reason you are here today to receive these seedlings.
He indicated that, “the future of the country still remains on how the country makes agriculture attractive by way of interventions such as the provision of these inputs and the technical support being rendered through the directorate of which government has ensured the recruitment of additional Extension officers across the country”.
He further indicated his readiness to follow up on the farmers together with his workaholic Agric Director to ensure the seedlings received are planted as directed.
He reechoed government’s willingness to support the sector and grow it to meet international standard.
He maintained, “My Municipal Agric Director has demonstrated so much to the course of this project and we intend to support his office to succeed to the realization of the president’s dream of empowering farmers into the tree crop industry to rake the needed foreign exchange for the growth of the country”.