ONE DISTRICT, ONE WAREHOUSE: "Government To Embark On 80 Warehouses With 1000 Metric Tonnes" - Veep
Vice President, Dr. Bawumia has hinted the Akufo-Addo government has embarked on a construction of 80 warehouses, each with a capacity of 1,000 Metric Tonnes, under the One District One Warehouse Initiative.
According to him, the warehouses forms part of measures put together to ensure food security, reduction of post-harvest loses, guarantee on farmer incomes and improve marketing.
Addressing Journalists a virtual Government Townhall Meeting and Results Fair showcasing the NPP's infrastructure record in Accra, the Vice President said "Some of the beneficiary communities include Ejura, Atebubu, Tamale, Sandema, Bawku, Pusiga, Yendi, Twifo Praso, Dunkwa, Diaso, Sefwi Bekwai, Essam, Juaboso, among others"
He further explained that Government has also established three Greenhouse Training Centres with commercial components, each on a five-hectare piece of land, at Dawhenya, Akumadan, and Bawjiase.
Dr. Bawumia stressed that 100 Greenhouses have so far been built, with hundreds of graduates trained in greenhouse vegetable production.
“The NPP government is implementing a holistic plan to provide farmers and households access to water for all year-round farming. Under the plan, there are three components of infrastructure: Small Earth Dams (aka 1 Village 1 Dam), the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam and Irrigation Project, and various irrigation systems, including Tamne Phases I & II, Mprumem Phases I & II, rehabilitation and expansion of existing schemes at Tono, Kpong Irrigation Schemes (KIS), and Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project (KLBIP)" he said.
Dr Bawumia hinted “The completion of the Small Earth Dams project (372 completed, 64 ongoing) will deliver the largest stock of small earth dams ever constructed in the country. The amount of irrigable land the 1V1D policy provides is over 12,000 hectares which is almost equal to the total public irrigable land currently available in Ghana.”
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith