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NSS to expand Ejura farms to cover 5,000 acres

botchway October 10, 2018

 

By Bernice Besssey

A recent working visit embarked upon by Mr. Ussif to the area revealed progress being made to achieve the 5,000 acres targeted by the scheme, which would come about with a bumper harvest.

He said the scheme had put in place a strategic plan to support the government’s flagship programme, ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’.

“We have also collaborated with the National Buffer Stock to support the Free Senior Higher School,” he added.

According to him, the scheme will adopt new technologies and some best farming practices like drone sprayer to help boost yields in subsequent years.

So far, crops harvested from the various NSS farms are kept in a government warehouse for onward distribution. 

Apart from the production of maize in Ejura and other parts of the county, the scheme has been able to raise about 22,000 birds since 2000, alongside ruminants at its the Nungua and Papao farms in Accra.

The Executive Director continued that he was happy that the secretariat had been able to chalk such a success within a short period.

Among those who visited the farm included the Deputy Executive Director Operations, Mr. Kwaku Ohene Djan, the Ashanti Regional Director, Mr. Opoku Mensah, the Director of Public Relations, Mr. David Prah, and other staff of the scheme.

He added that plans are far in advance by the NSS to fence the Ejura Government Hospital alongside the provision of a mechanised borehole.

 

 

 

 

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