The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Gyasi Appaw today 15th May, 2019 presented 14 motorbikes to the Municipal Department of Agriculture Staff, Koforidua on behalf of Government of Ghana.
The motorbikes were given to the workers to enhance their activities as government considers agriculture as the backbone and falcrum for national development.
According to the MCE, through the Canadian Support Program, ‘Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG), government has secured brand new Nissan Pick-ups for all the MMDAs which New Juaben South Municipality has duly benefited.
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He said, upon assumption of office, the Akufo Addo government has introduced several agric intervention policies such as …
~ Planting for food and jobs
~ Planting for Export and Rural Development
~ 1District 1 factory
~ 1District 1Warehouse
And many more to improve food production and positively transform the economy .
Government again has recruited over 2000 Agric Extension Agents of which our enviable Municipality has received 7 of these well trained officers.
The Municipal Agric Department through its capacity building and effective delivery of the extension officers, the department has organized training of the staff on new extension modules under the Technical Education Department of Modernized Agric in Ghana (TEDMAG)
The Municipal Chief Executive on his closing remarks admonished the beneficiaries of the motorbikes to ;
~ receive professional riding training to make sure you can ride without killing yourself
~ acquire valid DVLA license to ride
~ avoid drinking to ride
~ avoid misuse of the bike but use them for its intended purposes
~ do routine and proper maintenance and services on the bike at a designated mechanic to ensure proper functioning of it.