“Operation Feed Yourself” Is Back President Mahama Will Introduce Enhanced Form In 2nd Term-Julius Debrah
President John Dramani Mahama has said that he will introduce an enhanced form of agricultural system similar to “Operation Feed Yourself” which was introduced in the early 70s as part of efforts by his government to boost food sufficiency and security in the country.
Addressing Chiefs, Queen mothers and people of Wa in the Upper West Region, the Chief of staff, Julius Debrah who represented the President on a six days tour of the region explained that under the enhanced agriculture programme he intends to introduce in his second term in office, Farm Service Centers will be set up throughout the country.
He explained that the centers will serve as a pool where the youth who go into Agriculture will access relevant farm inputs such as machinery and chemicals adding that payments for services for the use of the tractors will be made after harvest of the farm products.
The Chief of Staff further explained that adequate provision has been made for storage facilities to avoid post have loses adding that farmers will also benefit from credit facilities to further expand their farming activities.
Honourable Julius Debrah who outlined a number of other programmes to be introduced in the President’s second term said a state of the act stadia with a number of facilities will be constructed throughout the regions as part of efforts to engage the youth in meaningful programmes.
Giving reasons for the endorsement of the President for a second term mandate, he explained that such a mandate from the electorate will help consolidate the gains made in his earlier terms while adding on new interventions.
He lauded the traditional council for what he described as peaceful coexistence with the Regional Minister and Municipal Chief Executive as well as other government officials.
Wa Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo welcoming the delegation to his palace said “we have noticed with growing interest and admiration President Mahama’s keen interest to work around the clock to bring about change in various communities in Wa and other places in the country.
He appealed to the President to help upgrade the Wa Polytechnic into an institution of excellence for the region and sub region.
The Wa Naa was happy about the cordial working relationship that continues to exist the Regional Minister, Alhaji Amidu, and the Municipal Chief executive, Issaku Nuhu Putiaha adding that such a relationship was helping advance the development of the region and municipality.
The Chief used the meeting to pray for the President as well as wish him well in his political career especially in the forthcoming general election.
The Chief of Staff on his first day of tour of the region also paid Courtesy calls on the Wechiau Naa, Naa Nnoro Nangoma and the Doriman Naa, Naa Guri the II where he interacted with the Chiefs and people.
The traditional rulers conveyed messages of goodwill to the President, John Dramani Mahama.
By Vital Abrokwa