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Local government Minister directs heads of MMDAs to take technology and innovation serious



The Ministry of Local Government Rural Development has directed all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the three regions of the north to adopt innovative ideas for the implementation of the new Food Security and Environment Facility (FSEF) Project.

The ministry also instructed all heads of the assemblies’ agriculture departments to ensure that the technology and innovative ideas are taken seriously without any delay to improve the agricultural sector.

The adoption of the project, the ministry said, will improve the lot of the wider farming populations in their respective districts.

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Alhaji Collins Dauda gave the directive in a speech read on his behalf by Mr Michael Afum at a two-day Knowledge network sharing forum of stakeholders in Tamale.

The minister also urged all partnerships in the private sector to give priority to the agricultural sector, especially to women.

A total of 5,537 farmers have so far benefited from the project. The minister quoted the World Food Program as saying that, climate change is creeping south from the Sahel into Ghana, causing unpredictable rainfall in the regions of the north.

This, Alhaji Dauda noted, needs an increased use of not only innovative but also environmentally- sound technologies and approaches in food security and sustainable agriculture within the regions of the north.

A total of 50,527 farmers from 39 districts are to benefit from the FSEF project. Out of the number, 29,213 representing 58 percent are women and 21,305 representing 42 percent are men, the local government minister stated.

The Northern Regional Budget officer, on behalf of the regional minister, gave the assurance that the Regional Co-ordinating Council will play its monitoring and evaluation role effectively to ensure the successful implementation of the project.

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