Farmers and potential farmers would heap a sigh of relief as the Chief of Staff has announced government intention to provide farmers with 12, 000 tractors and other farm implements under the green revolution agenda captured in the NDC 2016 manifesto.
“I can assure you based on documents I have sited from where I sir that between 2017-2020 government will make available 12, 000 tractors and other accessories for farmers,” He said.
He indicated that the days where farmers use hoe and cutlass to farm is slowly but surely going to be a thing of the past in President Mahama’s next administration.
He said “when I read our party manifesto the party that excited me most was about government intention to revolutionarise the Agricultural sector and make it simple and attractive for our farmers and potential farmers alike.”
He indicated that the Next NDC government under President Mahama would enhance and modernize General Kutu Acheampong’s “operation feed yourself” idea saying it was a good plan that the government will pursue.
He noted that government is committed at investing heavily in the agric sector to guarantee food security and sufficency.
The Chief of Staff interacted with the Chiefs and people of Nadowli, Nandom, Lawra as well as party foot soldiers and expanded constituency executives in his day 3 of his six day tour of the Upper West region.
He explained that aside the tractors government will also create mechanism and service centers for the supply of fertilizers, seedlings amongst others.
He highlighted that the farmers would be given the opportunity to acquire the tractors and pay in bits.
He said in addition would be storage facilities to enhance production capacity, create more jobs, economic empowerment as well as making the venture attractive.