GA E:Gov’t to construct new Fisheries College at Anomabo – Minister
|Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi|| |
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has since 2009 established additional 77 new Agricultural Mechanization Centres (AMSECS) in various parts of the country to ease the drudgery of farming and enhance productivity.
The mechanization involves making available farm machinery and equipment of all type to farmers to assist their farming activities and improve upon their production to feed the country and also penetrate into other world markets.
In his key note address at the 28th National Farmers Day celebration held at the forecourt of the Ga East Municipal Assembly, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi indicated the newly constructed AMSECS added up to existing 12 that were inherited from the previous NPP administration tallying the number to 89.
He added that government has considered constructing similar project in all district across the country.
On fisheries, the Minister also noted that contract has been awarded for the construction of landing beaches in areas such as Axim, Dixcove, Elmina, Moree, Mumford, Winneba and Senya.
The rest are Breku, Gomoa Fetteh, James Town, Teshie, Keta and the inland Port of Dzemeni and Abotoase.
He later revealed that work has completed on the cold stores being constructed in Nyanyano and Kromantse while construction were at various stages in the Half Assini, Shama, New Takoradi and Prampram.
According to him, all was set for a new Fisheries College to be established at Anomabo as a satellite campus of the university of Cape Coast to improve fishing activities in the country.
Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/Ghanadistricts.com