Farm work can be stamped as the staple activity in Ghana especially in the Northern part.
Huge figure of the citizenry get their daily bread via farming.
And whether affluent or destitute, all depend on our generous and gallant farmers in the country for living through feeding from their sweats.
Most often, it is perceived farming activities are for the ages but it is different in Kumawu of the Ashanti Region.
“When you visit Kumawu, the youths have dominated the farm work. They have taken over farming from the adults”, District Chief Executive Officer (DCE), Hon. Samuel Agyekum has said.
According to the DCE, youth in Kumawu doesn’t border themselves to travel outside the district to seek for jobs. He said currently, the young ones in the area have developed interest in farming because of Government’s good and distinct interventions in the Agric sector.
To him, the Government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has make agric very embraceable to most of the youths who despised it.
Hon. Samuel Agyekum disclosed that, cashew is one of the leading cash crop production in the district.
He added that, the youths in Kumasi get huge profit from cashew.
He used that opportunity to urging Ghanaians to go into Agric specifically the unemployed graduates and many others who cannot get white man’s job.
He stated that, era of transformation in the Agricultural sector in now.
Mr. Agyekum added that, Kumawu will soon get starch factory to make good use of their cassava and make capital.
He revealed that the yet to be built factory will eliminate rotten cassava and other starch foods.
Not relenting on the achievement of his government, he said government has built Technology Solution Center to develop and raise the bar of the district.
“There would be more development in Kumawu soon” he added.
Hon. Samuel Agyekum made this known to the press at Kumawu-Woraso during the farmers day celebration.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Hon. Philip Attah Basoah said government will not delay on his efforts to making farming profitable.
“The government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo is focused to making Agricultural a comfortable occupation for everyone”, he stressed.