Over the years, Ghana has had the majority of its members engaged in agriculture but still using the manual system of farming, which of course, cannot meet the increasing demand from the general public.
And this has necessitated the introduction of mechanising farming system to effect change in the production of food. With this in view, a renown farmer, Nana Owusu Achiaw, in collaboration with the government has begun constructing irrigation dams and importing farming machines to embark on mechanised farming on 500-acres of land, at Aframso, in the Sekyere Central District, Ashanti region.
Speaking in an interview with the media Nana Owusu Achiaw Brempong, Chief of Agona Akrofooso in the Sekyere Central District of Ashanti doubles as the Member of Council of State, said, should Ghanaians rely on natural rainfall for farming, the country will be lagging behind.
He advised the farmers to use efficient irrigation methods, and practices, so that in the event of the dry season, they can cultivate and produce more food to serve the nation and other nearby countries.
He appealed to the general public to desist from perceptions that reflect the views that wedding or farming represents punishment. He stressed that such opinions serve as a hindrance to the development of a country.
According to him, farming is a lucrative business. He, therefore, called on the youths to engage themselves in agriculture.
Hon. Kwadwo Banahene Bediako, DCE, Sekyere Central District Assembly, added that the government is poised to help the youths and the farmers who may need assistance.
He maintained that Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo and the entire NPP government would not renege on their promises.
He noted that the road networks linking Aframso and other farming communities to Nsuta are under a deplorable state.
He appealed to the government to come to their aid.
Source: Metro News | Krobea Asante |