The Department of Agriculture in the Kintampo North Assembly has distributed some 38,000 and 20,000 mango and coconut seedlings respectively to farmers in the Municipality.
The distribution was done at the forecourt of the Assembly’s Agric Office.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Director of Agriculture in the Kintampo Municipality, Mr. Simon Yambon, stressed on the importance of the project, saying that it would help create jobs, and as well boost the local economy.
He added that the exercise formed part of the “Tree Crop Development Authority” initiative, which was one of the government’s flagship programmes.
According to him, seedlings of about six tree crops, including; shea, rubber, oil palm, mango, cashew and coconut were to be distributed to farmers across the country.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kintampo Municipality, Mr. Isaac Baffoe Ameyaw, could not hide his joy as hundreds of farmers registered to benefit from the programme.
The MCE encouraged all the farmers to take care of the plants to be able to support their economic conditions and improve their livelihoods.
“All farmers should take all government flagship projects very seriously, for it has come to improve the standard of living and value of Ghanaians, and Kintampo at large,” he said.