The Member of Parliament for Abetifi Constituency Hon Bryan Acheampong has supported farmers with tractors and other farming equipment to help boost Agric production in the area.
According to the minister of state at the presidency, despite government’s plans to help farmers across the country in the Agric sector, he has set up measures to make farming attractive in his constituency by supporting them.
Speaking at the launch of MP’s initiative to support his constituents dubbed “Agric for farmers programme” Hon. Bryan Acheampong pledged to support his constituents who are mostly subsistence farmers with farming inputs.
According to the Abetifi MP, farmers within the constituency will benefit from free fertilizers, weedicides, wellington boots, spraying machines etc.
In addition he said he will provide five tractors for the various farming communities within the constitency. The communities include; Tafo, Ankomah, Miaso, Oframoase, Abetifi , Abene, Dwerebease, Akwasiho, Simpoa etc.
He believes this initiative together with other government support programmes will help boost Agricultural production in the District and provide jobs for the constituents especially the teaming youth.
The program which took place at the forecourt of Abetifi palace was chaired by the acting president for Kwahu Tradional Council who is also the chief of Abetifi, Akyemfour Asiedu Agyemang III.
On his part, after expressing his warmest gratitude to the Member of Parliament for such an initiative, he promised to provide 100acres of land for free when the community agrees to make a ‘community farm’.
Other dignitaries present at the function were the District Chief Executive for Kwahu East, Hon Isaac Agyapong, District Chief Executive for Kwahu South, Hon Emmanuel Attah Ofori Snr, Abetifi NPP Chairman Kwaku Addo, Abetifi Constituency Secretary Kwame Owiredu and others.