National Service farms collapsing


The farms which were established by the National Service Scheme under its former head, Vincent Kuagbenu, are reported to be collapsing.

As a result, the schools that relied on food supplies from those farms have not received supplies for some months now.

The NSS, as part of its expansion drive, established the cereal and livestock farms in order to increase their capital base.

Reports indicate that the poultry farm established at Nungua has folded up likewise many of the farms in Kumasi in the Ashanti region and others across the country.

Reacting to the development, the acting head of the NSS, Dr. Michael Kpessah Whyte, said in an interview he cannot take the blame for the current state of affairs.

‘ In the last few years, from my review of what the situation has been, it appears to me that the farming activities have fallen on the blind sides of the scheme because not much resources were directed at the farms,’ he stated.

He, however, said the scheme is undertaking measures to ensure that they have the proper documentations that cover the various lands they are farming on.

“It is important to state that the farms are integral part of the national service programme and we intend to use them as a training ground for national service personnel in line with the government’s youth in agriculture policy”.

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