EU supports Adentan Assembly with €816,000

Mr Adumuah (middle) addressing the media. Looking on is Mrs Ewa and Presiding member of the Assembly, Mr Joseph Odai Boye

Mr Adumuah (middle) addressing the media. Looking on is Mrs Ewa and Presiding member of the Assembly, Mr Joseph Odai Boye

The European Union (EU) has made available a grant of €816,000

to the Adentan Municipal Assembly to venture into mushroom farming.

Under the programme, which would span three years, 5,500 farmers would be trained to engage in mushroom farming to improve their livelihoods.

The Muncipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Adentan, Mr. Alexander D. Nii-Noi Adumuah, annmounced these during his first encounter with the media to unveil his vision for the area.

He said the programmes would help reduce poverty, by putting more money into the pockets of farmers.

Mr. Adumuah said “construction of structures for the programme had advanced while registration and training of farmers was in progress for the smooth take of the programme.”

He said the Assembly was determined to improve the living conditions of the people, and would therefore, live no stone unturned to make the programme a success.

The MCE said the Assembly would also pay attention to “acquaculture development by encouraging farmers to go into fish farming.”

In this connection, he said plans were afoot to construct 18 fish ponds to boost farming to improve the nutritional status of the people and increase the income levels of farmers.

Mr. Adumuah said his vision was to ‘improve education, agriculture, sanitation, environment, infrastructure, health and relations with the people.”

These he hopes to achieve, through promotion of transpirancy and accountability adding that “my ultimate aim is to crate a harmonious and economically viable Assembly.”

He called for cooperation and support from Assembly members, chiefs and opinion leaders to make his vision a reality.

The Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Mrs. Moira Ewa, urged for support from the media to help push the development agenda of the Assembly forward.

She said the Assembly viewed the media as a partner in development and urged it to play its role effectively by keeping the Assembly in check adding “our doors are open for share of ideas.”

By Matthew Ayoo

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