Views: 373 Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku, Ketu North, V/R, May 30, 2019, 1:39PM The Ketu North Municipality in the Volta Region would be inaugurating its ware...
Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku, Ketu North, V/R, May 30, 2019, 1:39PM
The Ketu North Municipality in the Volta Region would be inaugurating its warehouse in few months to boost rice production in the area.
The facility is situated at Dzodze, the Capital of the Municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive, (MCE) Hon. Anthony K. Avorgbedor said it was part of the government’s flagship programme—one district one warehouse—and has advised the youth to seize opportunities in the flagship programmes to promote their economic activities.
He said the 45,000 tone capacity warehouse when completed would be a hub for rice storage and market in the Municipality.
The MCE said it was to eliminate activities of the middle man which had been a threat to the farmers for a long time.
He said the activities, in part, would improve the lives of the farmers.
He added that through the facility the Assembly would couch the farmers to produce per the standard for export.
According to him, the Municipality was currently distributing some 16,000 palmnut seedlings to its farmers—free of charge—to serve as raw material base for the takeoff of “the one district one factory” programme.
The palmnut seedlings were expected to start yielding in six years.
When asked, the MCE said the Assembly was promoting rice and cassava processing and the palmnut oil processing would follow.
“So far over 10,000 Cedis had been invested into the mango-tree plantation and over 50,000 Cedis was budgeted to follow.”
The Municipality was also growing mango-trees as part of the programmes and to reduce the impact of climate change.