Dormaa East District Assembly distributes cashew, coconut seedlings under PERD

The Dormaa East District Assembly in the Bono Region has distributed 1,035,500 seedlings to cashew farmers in the district, under the government’s Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme.

Under the programme, the assembly has also distributed 20,000 coconut seedlings from 2018 to 2020, Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Agyemang, the Dormaa East District Chief Executive has said.

Mr. Agyemang said this at the inauguration of a GH¢600,000 durbar ground at Nsesresu, a farming community in the district. The ground was constructed by Nana Asamoah Kum-Twie, the Chief of Nsesresu.

Mr. Agyemang said the implementation of the PERD programme demonstrates government’s commitment to provide opportunities for farmers to expand their farm work for job creation and poverty reduction.

He entreated farmers, who have not registered to do so and to benefit from the PERD programme to better their lives, saying the Assembly and the agriculture extension officers are ready to register and assist interested farmers.

Mr. Agyemang advised prospective estate developers to pass through the appropriate channels before they buy lands within the Dormaa Traditional Area to prevent multiple sales of lands and control land litigations.

He announced the government has provided GH¢10,000 for the construction of a canopy walkway project at Nsesresu to promote tourism in the area, saying work on the project had commenced and expected to end within three months.

He assured the people of the Assembly’s support towards the on-going construction of a community clinic in the area.

Mr. Paul Apraku Twum Barima, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa East, expressed his determination to advance the development aspirations of the constituents.

He presented an amount of GH¢1000 each to the 16 victims at Nsesresu whose homes were destroyed by a rainstorm.

Mr. Peter Appiah, the secretary, Nsesresu town committee, thanked the management of the Wamfie Rural Bank for contributing GH¢100,000 towards the construction of the durbar ground.

He said the MP for the area also donated three trips of sand and 50 bags of cement towards the project and thanked him too.


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