Tano North MP distributes 100,000 seedlings to cashew farmers

By
Dennis Peprah, GNA

Yamfo (A/R), Sept.
18, GNA – Mrs Freda Prempeh, the Member of Parliament for Tano North, has
supplied 100,000 cashew seedlings to farmers within her Constituency.

More than 2,000
farmers, who registered under the Government’s Planting for Export and Rural
Development (PERD) in the Constituency, are expected to benefit from the
seedlings.

They are spread
across 100 communities around Yamfo, Tanoso, Susuanso, Bomaa, Techire and
Afrisipakrom.

Mrs Prempeh, who is
the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, said at a
ceremony at Yamfo that the PERD and Planting for Food and Jobs had come to stay
and advised farmers who had not registered to do so to benefit to improve on
their socio-economic livelihoods.

She advised
agriculture extension officers to support the farmers to maintain their farms
for improved production.

Mr Kofi Amponsah,
the PERD Project Coordinator, thanked the MP and gave the assurance that the
seedlings would be distributed to the famers as soon as possible.

Earlier, Mrs Prempeh
had performed a ground breaking ceremony for construction work to begin on a
market project at Yamfo to facilitate businesses activities.

Due to the lack of
market, traders sell along the main principal streets of the town, creating
inconvenience for other road users.

Mrs Prempeh advised
the people to cooperate with the contractor and monitor the project to prevent
shoddy works.

She emphasised her
determination to improve on development infrastructure in the communities and
entreated the people to vote and retain her in Election 2020.

Mentioning some of
her achievements, Mrs Prempeh said she had constructed a Community-based Health
Planning Services (CHPS) Compound, and maternity block ready for commissioning
at the Gyaakye Community.

She said works on
the 100-bed hostel facility at Tanoso Community Health Nursing Training
College, which she was funding, is progressing steadily, while she had also
sunk a mechanised borehole for the Yamfo College of Health.

The MP said she had
also donated 100 bags of cement to the Yamfo College of Health, and provided
Subonpang CHPS compound with hospital equipment worth GH¢30,000.00 and a
motorbike.

She has also
supplied Bomaa Hospital with equipment worth GH¢30,000.00, renovated Dwenase
Maternity Block, registered many people under the National Health Insurance
Scheme, and donated motorbike to Adagyamanu Health Centre.

Mrs Prempeh said she
had presented some hospital equipment to the Yamfo and Susuaso Health Centres,
supported Sukuumu Health Centre with cements, and renovated Subriso CHPS
compound among other things.

GNA

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