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Youths to register with “Planting for food and jobs” in Asutifi North


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By Dennis Peprah, GNA

Kenyasi (B/A), Aug 24, GNA – Only 190 people
have registered under the government’s “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme
in the Asutifi District of the Brong-Ahafo Region, says Mr Anthony Mensah, the District
Chief Executive on Wednesday.

He said the figure was very discouraging,
considering the number of unemployed youth in the area, and warned those
engaged in ill

By Dennis Peprah, GNA

Kenyasi (B/A), Aug 24, GNA – Only 190 people
have registered under the government’s “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme
in the Asutifi District of the Brong-Ahafo Region, says Mr Anthony Mensah, the District
Chief Executive on Wednesday.

He said the figure was very discouraging,
considering the number of unemployed youth in the area, and warned those
engaged in illegal mining activities in the districts to stop as they would
soon be found wanting.

The Chief Executive challenged the illegal
miners in the local communities to see the government’s planting for food and
jobs programme as an alternative means of livelihood and urged them to register
and benefit from it.

Mr Mensah said this when interacting with the
chiefs and people of the District at a town hall meeting organised by the
District Assembly and Ministry of Information at Kenyasi, the district capital.

He explained that the “Planting for food and
jobs” was among the several poverty reduction intervention programmes designed
by the government to create wealth especially among the youth and enhance their
socio-economic wellbeing.

Mr Mensah therefore entreated the teeming
unemployed youth in the District to take advantage of it and engage in
commercial farming as a business entity.

He said the programme was designed in such a
way that interested young men and women would not need any capital to go into
large scale farming.

Mr Mensah said the government needed the
utmost support from citizens to spur rapid socio-economic growth and national
development; and advised Ghanaians to avoid partisan politics and support the course
of development.

GNA


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