Plantain Processing Factory underway at Bibiani Anhwiaso – Bekwai

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Michael Owusu Duodu and Isaac Kwaku Gyedu, GNA

Akassu (WN/R)
December, 09, GNA – Mr. Alfred Amoah, Bibiani – Anhwiaso – Bekwai Municipal
Chief Executive (M.C.E) has said that a Plantain Processing Factory, under the
government’s One District, One Factory, (1D 1F) was under construction at Subri
– Nkwanta.

He said, the
project, when completed and fully operational, would provide both skilled and
non-skilled job opportunities to several unemployed youth within the
municipality.

The MCE was
delivering the keynote address at the 35th Annual Farmers Day
Celebration held by the Bibiani – Anhwiaso – Bekwai Municipal Assembly (BABMA)
at Akaasu, near Sefwi Bekwai.

Mr Amoah further
indicated that a 1000 – tonne capacity warehouse, under the One Constituency,
One Warehouse initiative, was being constructed at Sefwi Bekwai, to store farm
produce of all farmers in the municipality, to prevent post–harvest losses.

Touching on the
theme for this year’s celebration, “Enhancing Small Scale Agriculture towards
Agri – Business Development,” Mr. Amoah said the government was vigorously
shifting the focus of agriculture in Ghana from a subsistence farming approach,
to a business like nature.

He said failure of
successive governments to introduce policies aimed at modernizing the
agricultural sector, has resulted in many young persons increasingly shying
away from agricultural activities.

Nana Kwasi Ntori, a
70 year old farmer from Akaasu, was adjudged the Best Municipal Farmer for the
year 2019, while Madam Joyce Boateng and Opanin Kwasi Krah from Bibiani, won
the 2nd and 3rd  prizes respectively.

Madam Theresa Pokaa
Poku from Basengele emerged as the Best Municipal Female Farmer, with the Best
Municipal Youth Farmer going to 32 – year old Mrs. Marian Ofori Twumasi from
Subri – Nkwanta.

GNA

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