The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Daniel Alexander Nii Noi Adumuah has urged residents to start growing food in their backyards to ensure food security for the municipality and the nation as a whole.
Hon. Adumuah explained that this is a smart and efficient way of farming that does not require large plots of land. Even with limited space, individuals can utilize smart solutions and achieve a high yield of produce.
The MCE made this call when delivering his key note address at the 39th Farmers’ Day celebration organized by the Adentan Municipal Assembly, which took place on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Amanfro Town Park. He emphasized the importance of delivering smart solutions for sustainable food security and resilience.
The Farmers’ Day celebration is an annual event that pays tribute to the hardworking farmers who contribute significantly to the country’s economy by providing food. In Ghana, it is observed on the first Fridays of December.
Hon. Adumuah also highlighted that Adentan should ideally thrive as a farming hub, but this has not been the case. By implementing smart farming techniques and utilizing new technologies, he believes that the municipality can recover and become a successful agricultural center.
The MCE encouraged residents and farmers to embrace these smart methods and also take advantage of agricultural institutions like the Animal Research Institute within the municipality.
Furthermore, the MCE shared the achievements accomplished in the Agricultural sector during the period and outlined upcoming projects in the sector. Notable among them are the Mushroom processing project under the 1D1F initiative, Fish canning development in Amanfro, and the establishment of the National Aquaculture Training center, situated between Amanfro and Amrahia, under the auspices of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
The fish processing factory is predicted to produce about 5,000 tons of fish weekly, creating job opportunities for the unemployed youth in the municipality.
The event was attended by various esteemed individuals such as Hon. Daniel A. Nii Noi Adumuah, Dr. Doris Yaa Osei who was the Guest of Honour, Mrs. Rachael Fosua Sarpong, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Adams Daud, Chairman of the Agric Sub-Committee, Mrs. Rosemond Adjeoda, the Municipal Agric Director, as well as traditional rulers, ACP Abraham Akwei, and personnel from the National Fire and Immigration Services, among others.
SOURCE: Divine Mensah Vadze/NSP/CSU