http://www.ghananewsagency.org/


MP donates items to support cocoa farmers

Dzwendaama (C/R), March 31, GNA – Mr Samuel Ambry, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North Constituency, has donated items worth over GH¢ 2,000 to farmers whose farms were burnt at Dzwendaama and Kedadwen last Sunday.

The items included farming inputs and relief items.

He also donated 10 bags of cement and other building materials for the completion of a classroom block in the community.

Mr Samuel Ambry said his presentation was in fulfillment of his pledge to support farming and education in the constituency with the needed financial strength and logistics to improve their standard of living.

He used the opportunity to sensitize farmers on new methods of farming and the correct application of recommended chemicals to boost food production and security.

Mr Ambry advised the affected cocoa farmers to contact COCOBOD for the new hybrid cocoa seedlings to improve their yield.

He said there is the need for all cocoa farmers to register with their Agricultural Extension Agents (AEAs) to benefit from the free fertilizer distribution.

Mr Ambry also called on farmers to observe all the requisite practices to enable them reap the benefits of their work to improve their livelihoods.

Mr Ambry described the cocoa sector as the backbone of the economy and enumerated its tremendous contribution towards infrastructural development of the country. 

The occasion also offered the farmers an opportunity to seek professional advice from agricultural extension agents.

Mr Emmanuel Bentum, a farmer who received the items on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the MP for the kind gesture and asked the assembly for more of such assistance to enable farmers live meaningful lives.

GNA


Source: GNA Story (http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/mp-donates-items-to-support-cocoa-farmers--102171)
Published: 2016-03-31 14:30:34
© Ghana News Agency