Army worms eliminated in Akatsi N.

The Army worms have been destroyed by spraying exercise.A massive spraying exercise has helped to eliminate army worms which plagued three farming communities in the Akatsi North District of the Volta Region last week.

The exercise was carried out jointly by officials of the district assembly, members of the District Security Council,  officers from the Department of Agriculture, National Disaster Management  Organisation (NADMO) and representatives of waste management group Zoomlion, in the affected the communities.

The worms had wiped out five acres of maize farms in Fiave, Sanyi and Atoglime as at last week.

The DCE, Mr. James Gunu, who led the exercise, told the The Ghanaian Times in Ave-Dakpa, the district capital yesterday that a mop-up spraying exercise was still ongoing on the farms to prevent a possible return of the worms.

He said following the successful spraying exercise, there was no threat to food security in the district any longer.

Mr. Gunu said that education programmes on early warning signs on the presence of army worm for farmers were also being carried out with great zeal and enthusiasm.

“We combined the spraying exercise with prayer sessions and the result was positive,” he revealed.

Meanwhile, the DCE said that the assembly was working out compensation packages for some of the farmers who had lost substantial portions of their crops to the army worms.


From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ave-Dakpa




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