Farmers in Wassa East to benefit from 100,000 palm seedlings


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Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA

Daboase (W/R), July 18, GNA – Farmers in the
Wassa East District of the Western Region are to benefit from free palm tree
seedling distribution to boost the cultivation of the produce, increase yields
and ultimately alleviate poverty in the district.

Mr. Wilson Arthur, the District Chief
Executive of the area in an interview with the GNA at Daboase, said about
thousand farmers had already registered under the project, which would supply
100, 000 palm tree seedlings.

He said industrializing the district
remained one key component of the Assembly’s development goals and would
therefore strive to use agricultural materials and other resources that were
readily available in the district for its growth and development.

The district is well endowed in cocoa and
palm fruits cultivation and was grateful to ‘Soccinaf’, a local processing
company for it desire to buy the palm fruits from the farmers.

“Soccinaf is prepared to buy hugely
from the cultivators of these palm fruits and we are happy that our farmers are
ready to work to earn some good monies as we strive to alleviate some economic
challenges among our people”.

The DCE said the district was ready to
partner any well-meaning private institution to make the one district one
factory concept of the President a reality.