The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly is mandated to organize Zonal Planning/Review Sessions. The Session is to serve as a basis of identifying farming issues at the various operational areas and enable the Municipality collate farmers constraints.The Session also identifies vital commodities grown in the Municipality.
It enables the Municipality prioritize the issues associated with these commodities, their possible causes and help to draw the Annual Action Plan and Budget.
Additionally, the prioritized constrains act as inputs for Research Extension Linkage Committee and help collaborate with Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Regional Extension Officers to execute adaptive research trials.
To fulfill the above mandate, the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly through the Agric Department organized a Municipal Planning Session with Farmers at the Catholic Social Center on the 3rd of August, 2020. The aim was to interact with the Farmers, identify major crops, livestock, challenges and also encourage them to take farming as a business.
The Municipal Director of Agriculture, Nana Benyin Aquah Thompson, advised the farmers against the corona virus pandemic and warned them not to politicize issues of the pandemic. He informed the farmers that corona virus was spreading very fast in the municipality hence the need to observe effectively all the protocols. He used the opportunity to donate nose masks and hand sanitizers to the farmers. Lastly, he encouraged farmers to venture into food crop production and rubber plantations
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Benjamin Kessie and The Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Frank Ernest Odro also graced the occasion. The MCE said at the meeting that farming is key as far as the Municipality is concerned. He encouraged the farmers to take advantage of the government flagship programs (Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development and Rearing for Food and Jobs). He assured the farmers of increasing assistance in the area of agriculture by the government. He said again that He has begun negotiations to ensure that the cocoa farmers under the Kadjabre District will soon be served under Tarkwa to have easy access to extension services and inputs. He reminded the meeting of the farmer’s day celebration and said that hard working farmer would be honored on that day.
|The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Benjamin Kessie giving remarks|
|Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr Frank Ernest Odro in attendance|
|The Municipal Director of Agric, Mr Nana Beyin Acquah Thompson, welcoming Participants|
|A cross section of participants|