The Sekyere Kumawu District Chief Executive, Hon Samuel Addai Agyekum has urged the youth of Sekyere Kumawu to as a matter of urgency consider agriculture as a viable enterprise but not for the less privileged in the society.
Addressing the gathering, Hon Samuel Addai Agyekum revealed the district has now ventured into “Aquaculture for Food and Jobs”. He enumerated the opportunities and value chain that comes with it.
He explained that the district is now chattering this new path, after a successful introduction and implementation of rice, pawpaw, cashew and pig farming, all under the Planting for Food and Jobs, Rearing for Food and Jobs and Planting for Export and Rural development. He stressed, Kumawu is now noted for rice production.
He further stated that, with the Kumawu Technology Solution Center in place, agricultural activities such as processing, cultivation and fertilization wouldn’t be a difficult task. The Technology Solution Center will prevent post harvest loses and also, ensure that modern technological interventions are employed in the sector.
He further encouraged the youth within the area to team up with the district assembly with their agribusiness proposal to support them create their own jobs. This will reduce unemployment, make them self reliant and also empower other young ones. “We are now moving from job seeking activity to job creation by yourself”, he mentioned.
Speaking to the media, Hon Samuel Addai Agyekum, made a clarion call to financial institutions within the Sekyere Kumawu enclave to come out with a support scheme to assist farmers who are into crop and animal production. He assured the general public that Sekyere Kumawu will soon become a renowned and enviable agric village.
By Kwame Afriyie (Media General)