Kintampo Municipal farmers benefit from SIP
As part of the government flagship programs to improve the livelihood, the Ministry Of food and Agriculture under the leadership of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has distributed six hundred goats to some selected district under the Savannah Investment Program (SIP).
Date Created : 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Rufina Yuoni/Ghanadistricts.com
The Kintampo Municipality formed part of the district that took delivery of improved breeds of goats.
The Savannah Investment Program (SIP) is a profitable Agriculture Value chain which seeks to improve the livelihood of Ghanaians and framers in the country.
Mr. Felix N. Darimaani, the National Project Coordinator explains that, over six hundred goats were bought and about 25 framers are expected to benefit, adding that each framer shall take delivery of about 25 goats (23 Females and 2 Males) for the first consignment.
He added that beneficiary farmers will be expected to payback with 50 goats in two years which will be given to other farmers to breed to sustain the cycle.
The Kintampo Municipal Coordinating Director, Naa Thadiuos Zaasan expressed his gratitude to the government for the support to framers in the Municipality. He charged beneficiaries to take care of the animals’ instead of living them move round in town.
On his part, Mr. Robert Asare (Animal Health Specialist) underscored the significance of the project, adding that the initiative will help sustain the country’s livestock.
He added that the main objective is to reduce and improve export of meat to create livelihood for women household and to eliminate poverty.
Madam comfort, a beneficiary, who spoke in an interview, expressed her gratitude to the government for the initiative. She promised to take care of the goats in two years’ time the proceeds will multiply as expected.