DCE distributes 316,000 cocoa seedlings to farmers in three communities

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Techiman North in the Bono East Region, Mr. Everson Addo-Donkor, has distributed 316,000 cocoa and 10,000 economic tree seedlings to 1,250 farmers.

This is in fulfillment of the government flagship programme, Planting for Exports and Rural Development (PERD), in the district. The three communities include Aworowa, Krobo and Buoyem.

In a short ceremony, the DCE encouraged more youth to venture into agriculture to enhance their living conditions.

The selection of the three communities was as a result of the vegetation of the areas, while other breeds of seedlings have been given to other farmers in various communities which have benefited from the programme after its introduction in the first term of the government.

710 farmers from Aworowa received 146,000 cocoa seedlings and 4,500 economic trees (framoo).

The seedlings for distribution

Another 305 farmers from Krobo took delivery of 9,200 seedlings and 2,000 economic trees, while 78,000 seedlings and 3500 economic trees were distributed to 235 farmers at Buoyem.

Sunyani Assembly

In another development, the Sunyani Municipal Assembly (SMA) in the Bono Region has held a durbar with a call on the staff to improve upon work punctuality and attendance to boost the development objectives of the Assembly.

The durbar was organised to address the shortcomings and challenges of staff, and also find ways of addressing them. It was also a platform to allow staff to air their concerns and grievances, and possibly offer constructive suggestions to help achieve the goals and objectives of the Assembly.

In his opening remarks, the Sunyani Municipal Coordinating Director, Dr. Philip D. Baazeng, commended the staff for their commitment and sense of duty over the period, and urged them not to shirk their sense of duty and commitment to work.

He prevailed on all hardworking staff not to relent on their exemplary conduct, while urging them to stick to their work ethics, such as punctuality, honesty, teamwork, integrity, and professionalism among others.

Mr. George Obeng Manu from Vanguard Life Assurance educated the staff on a new health insurance policy, Nationwide Insurance Policy, to be rolled out for staff of the Local Government Service (LGS) to complement the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

He said that the scheme will serve as a fallback for conditions not covered by the NHIS and encouraged workers who qualify to sign up for the policy as it will go a long way to help them seek better and quality healthcare.

Mr. Manu encouraged staff to always take advantage of staff durbars to air grievances and make contributions for the development of the assembly and municipality as a whole. The staff commended management for the durbar and called for more of such platforms for engagements to bridge the communication gap between staff and management.


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