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Prestea Huni-Vally Municipality :73,170 Oil Palm Seedlings Distributed To Farmers


As part of government’s flagship programme of Planting for Export and Rural Development, the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly in the Western Region in collaboration with the Mineral Development Fund (MDF) and the Member of Parliament for the Prestea Huni-Valley Constituency Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi have presented 73,170 oil palm seedlings to 280 farmers in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality.

Depending on the acreage of land, a farmer may receive 60 to 600 seedlings.   Each acre of land will take 60 seedlings.   Handing over the seedlings, the research officer of the mineral development fund Mr. Acheampong Tutu said, the Minerals Development Fund is 20% of royalties paid by mining companies to the government.   He said, a Mining Development Scheme has been set aside under the Mineral Development Fund to ensure that people in mining communities engage in alternative livelihood instead of engaging in Galamsey.

  It was due to this that the MDF have partnered with the PHMA to distribute seedlings to farmers, he added.   The Municipal Chief Executive of the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly Hon. Mozart K. Owuh said the oil palm seedlings were being distributed to farmers to help feed the oil palm processing factory (under the one district one factory) which will refine oil palm and palm kennel as well as produce fuel known as Charcoal Bars.

He added that it was the aim of the President to move Ghana beyond aid and that could only be achieved if we engage in industrialization and for industrialization to go on we need raw materials hence the need to distribute these raw materials to farmers.

  He thanked the Member of Parliament for being able to liaise with Richie Plantations Limited to release the seedlings on time. He also thanked the Mineral Development Fund for approving their request and sponsoring the seedlings.   Source Matilda Ansah (ISD)

One Reply to “Prestea Huni-Vally Municipality :73,170 Oil Palm Seedlings Distributed To Farmers

  1. No government has ever paid attention to Agriculture than this Npp government. They have initiated several Agriculture programs which shows that they are serious about Agriculture development in Ghana. Examples are, planting for food and Jobs, planting for export and rural development, rearing for food and Jobs one village one dam, one district one factory, one district one warehouse, etc. They have also provided vehicles to district and regional directors of Agriculture. Motor bikes for Agriculture Extension officers and employed 3,000 extension officers this year alone. Bravo to the government.

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