President cuts sod and commissions a lot of developmental projects in the Ashanti Region during his tour.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic, on Thursday, 11th October, 2019, as part of his 3-day tour in the Ashanti Region commissioned the rehabilitated Ejura College of Agriculture, which had not received any major rehabilitation works over 56 years after its establishment in 1963.
The College was aimed to coach young Ghanaians to offer advisory and practical services in crop and animal production, agricultural mechanization and engineering.
However, over the years and due to narrow capacity, poor infrastructure and a deprived preservation culture, the college had not been able to deliver on its mandate.
The expansion and modernisation of the facilities of the college, according to President Akufo-Addo, would ensure the delivery of quality practical and vocational training in the certificated programmes of the College.
Mr. Akufo-Addo during the commissioning of the college said government commitment and support to the agricultural sector, is a wide-ranging that would take care of infrastructural development, mechanization and more importantly, human resource development.
He said the upgraded infrastructure comprises the rehabilitation and re-tooled mechanization workshop; refurbished ICT library, equipped with computers and accessories; a fully equipped new science laboratory and five rehabilitated demonstration workshops to house poultry and piggery production units.
Additionally, a 30-Seater bus would be procured for the college to facilitate students’ visits to private enterprises and inter-college knowledge sharing.
The government, according to President Akufo-Addo, was determined to bring greater efficiency to agricultural value chains and, thereby, lift agriculture onto a much higher pedestal. That, he explained further, was one of the best ways the living standards of Ghanaians could be improved, and the country put onto the path of progress and prosperity.
President inaugurates Warehouse in Ejura
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on October 11, 2019 also inaugurated two warehouses in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality.
He said the two warehouses were sited in Ejura-Sekyedumase alone instead of the single projects in other districts under a special project because of the municipality’s contribution to food production in the country.
At a durbar to inaugurate the warehouses, President said the warehouses were expected to boost food production in the district and improve on the income of farmers because food produce would be stored to check post-harvest losses.
He, therefore, urged to the people to reward the good work of the New Patriotic Party government with a second term in office, come next year’s general election.
He said within the last two years, the municipality had benefited from development projects, including the aforementioned Ejura Agriculture College into a modern school and the construction of the warehouses.
The Ejurahene, Barima Osei Hwidie II, appealed to the President for a modern market in the area to boost economic activity within the municipality.
He expressed gratitude to the president for the numerous development projects within traditional area.
The chief also requested that the Ejura College of Agriculture be upgraded to a university devoted solely to agricultural programmes.