GOVERNMENT TO CONSTRUCT 570 DAMS IN THE NORTH-VEEP ANNOUNCED

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The vice president of the republic of Ghana His. Exc. Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia has announced that government will soon cut sword for the construction of 570 dams in the three regions of the north. He indicates that the Sissala East Municipality and Sissala West District shall each benefit ten of the dams each the government will be constructing.
The vice president disclosed this while he joined the people of the Tumu Traditional area to celebrate the 9th edition of the annual Parigbielle festival. Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia also assured the people of government’s intention to revive the Tumu Cotton Ginnery as it is in contract with some investors who have shown interest in the Tumu Ginnery. “Am aware of the contribution of farmers in the Tumu traditional area to the production of cotton and the textile industry in Ghana, especially the establishment of the cotton Ginnery at Tumu. Am informed that the machines at the Ginnery can be made to work again even after been idled for quite some time. We will certainly facilitate the revamping of the Tumu Ginnery as one of the projects in line with One District One Factory policy”. He further indicates government’s awareness of the Sissala East Municipality being one of the major maize producing areas in the country and can adequately support the production of animal feed and poultry industry if farmers blend maize production with soybean production. The vice president again urged farmers in the three regions of the north and the Brong Ahafo region to embrace cashew cultivation under government’s policy of planting for investment and export. He said the plantation of cashew as a cash crop is important to protect the environment and provide stable income for farmers. Dr. Bawumia revealed that the ministry of agriculture and the district assemblies are facilitating the cashew project implementation and it is hoped that farmers would realize the tremendous benefits to be derived from the cultivation of the multi-purpose cash crop as specifically has been designed for poverty reduction.

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