The Abuakwa South Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Kojo Ofori-Safo, has presented nine motorcycles to the staff of the Agricultural Department of the Municipal Assembly.
The motorcycles, jointly funded by the Canadian Government and the government of Ghana under the Modernising Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) Programme, are to help increase agricultural productivity in the municipality.
In his handing over address, Mr Ofori-Safo said under the MAG, the government had procured Nissan Pick-Up Vehicles for all participating Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) of which the Abuakwa South Municipality had its share.
According to the MCE, the government’s flagship programmes, including the Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development, One District, One Factory would improve the living standards of the people.
He advised beneficiaries to acquire riding skills, valid DVLA Licence and also used them only for the intended purpose by visiting the communities to give technical advice to farmers to improve their yields.
According to the MCE, the purpose was to ensure visibility and presence of Agricultural Extension Officers in every rural community, and pleaded with them to commit themselves to the programme to make it a success.
The Municipal Director of Agriculture, Mr Ben Owusu Asante, lauded both the Canadian and the Ghanaian governments for the gesture and assured that the motorcycles would be used for the intended purpose.
FROM SAMUEL OPARE LARTEY