Yea begins cultivation of 500 acre maize farm at Wenchi – Branam

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The Regional and District Flagship Project of the Youth Employment Agency has begun earnestly with the cultivation of a 500 acre maize farm at Wenchi Branam in the Bono East Region.

This project is in partnership with all stakeholders of the Agency including the Wenchi Municipal Assembly, Municipal Agric Office, Branam Chiefs among others.

The farm which is being developed to empower the Youth of the Wenchi Municipality and its environs is structured in a manner that will  eventually make the Youth in the area owners of the farms.

Farmers will own 2 or 3 acres each on the 500 acre block, while the Agency supports with land preparation, planting and monitoring till harvesting and off-taking. First part has started with 250 acres.

The Youth (beneficiaries) will receive stipends throughout the period of farming till off-taking.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Agency  Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong and his team on Wednesday and Thursday inspected the land preparation and recruitment process which is  currently ongoing. The next stage which will be the planting of the maize itself is set to begin on Monday, 29th July 2019.

The CEO on his visit held a stakeholder meeting with the Wenchi Municipal Chief Executive Officer, Dr Afriyie and Municipal Office of Agriculture to brainstorm on ensuring the success of this project. Both the MCE and MoFA assured the Agency of their readiness to support and supervise the farms to ensure its sustainability.

Operational meetings are currently on going to ensure that the right and technical procedures are duly followed.





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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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