The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Wassa Amenfi East Municipal Assembly in the Western Region, Madam Helena Appiah, has presented nine motorbikes to agricultural field officers in the municipality.
The support, which is under the government's agriculture modernisation programme aim at increasing productivity along the agriculture value chain, is to enable the field officers to carry out their extension services very regularly and more effectively.
The MCE noted that logistical constraint has been a major challenge for the agricultural field officers to reach farmers in the remote parts of the municipality to help them adopt the best farming practices.
She encouraged the youth to go into agriculture instead of illegal mining which was destroying the environment.
She reminded the officers that their services were critical for the assembly to be able to raise 200,000 cocoa seedlings for distribution to farmers registered under the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) initiative.
The Municipal Director of Agriculture, Mr Daniel Asimenu, noted that the donation would boost the capacity of the staff to move to all parts of the municipality to conduct effective farmer registration, education, distribution of inputs, monitoring of the activities of farmers and also offer them the other services that are necessary to increase their yield.
Source: ISD (Stephen Tashie)