The President of Ghana Union of professional Students (GUPS) Mr. Justice Aboagye-Sarpong yesterday, 21st July 2019 inspected a 100 acre parcel of land at Otu Kojokrom, a suburb of Nsawam in the Eastern region to begin an organic farming project.
The project is intended to provide chemical-free food products to meet the growing demand on the international market, provide job opportunities for the youth, and a sustainable source of income for the Union. It will also serve as research centre for students in agricultural studies.
‘’H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has rolled out policies intended to resource the youth in agriculture. Planting for Food and Jobs and the motivation given under the ministry will help actualize our dream.’’ Mr. Aboagye-Sarpong noted.
Mr. Aboagye-Sarpong lamented the unstable financial condition of the SRC’s which adversely affect the operations of the Union.
He averred further that “This is a sustainable means of generating income for the Union and relieving SRC’s of paying higher capitation during congress. This initiative is our quota to change the mindset of the youth to decline that agriculture is meant for a selected group of people. Planting for food and jobs and youth in agriculture is intended to embeter our lives’’.
The treasurer of the Union, Mr. Kingsley Kofi Yeboah, on his part opined that ‘’This is in fulfilment of the promise of leaving office with a landed asset that will generate income for the union’’
He added that the 100 acre Otu Kojokrom organic farm is not for one person but is going to in the name of the Professional Students Union of Ghana.