Assembly supplies 50, 000 hybrid oil palm seedlings to farmers
More than 50,000 hybrid oil palm seedlings have been distributed to hundreds of farmers in the Twifo-Attimorkwa District of the Central Region.

Date Created : 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Info/Irene kwakye/

At a ceremony to distribute the seedlings to the farmers, the District Chief Executive Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi, announced plans by the Assembly to collaborate effectively with the Twifo Oil Palm Plantation (TOPP) to scale up the production of quantities of oil palm seedlings to farmers

He said the first phase of the programme seeks to supply quantities of the seedlings to all interested farmers to significantly boost their income generation to improve their livelihoods.

The DCE said the distribution of the seedlings would be devoid of partisan considerations and favoritism but will be given to all competent people who need them and so due to that officials from the Department of Agriculture will be involved to monitor the farmers to ensure that they planted the seedlings to derive the maximum benefit.

Mr. Kwamena Duncan, the Central Regional Minister, who was on hand to supervise the distribution, commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the DCE for the initiative.

He said government recognizes the contributions of the agricultural sector to the growth of the economy and would continue to pursue policies and programmes that would develop the sector for the benefit of the nation.

He, therefore, urged the farmers to make good use of the plants to help them put money in their pockets and also help feed the country.

They were asked to employ the best farming practices to increase their yield and further warned them against not using the seedlings for the stated purpose.

Mr. Alfred Ampaw Otoo, the District Director of Agriculture, also commended the DCE for the project which would enhance oil palm production in the area.

He added that the Assembly was undertaking such an important venture so that oil palm will be abundantly available within the next few years to feed the factory to enable it to produce to full capacity.