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 Date: 13 Oct 2019  Category:

NSS RECORDS HIGH YIELD AT ABUTIA KPOTA FARMS

Kwaku Ohene Gyan, the Deputy Executive Director of NSS in charge of operations, on Friday, 11th October 2019, paid a working visit to the NSS farm at Abutia Kpota, a farming village in located at South-Western part of Ho, the capital town of Volta Region.

The visit is part of Management’s effort to monitor and assess the success rate of the National Service Scheme (NSS) Agric projects nationwide. It is also aimed at soliciting views from stakeholders on how to improve farm operations.

Briefing the delegation, the Farm Manager, Mr Donkor Ntesi, stated emphatically that the farm this year recorded an almost 100% success based on his metrics. He, therefore, recommended that Management should consider increasing the acreage of farming land come next farming season.

“This year’s harvest is impressive. We cultivated 100 acres of arable and from the harvest I can say that we are not at loss. The all-year-round rains are a contributing factor as well as the reliable farmhands who have worked assiduously to make this project successful” he added.

Mr Kwaku Ohene Djan, DED, Operations interacting with the Farm Manager during the visit

Mr Ohene Gyan, in his submission, thanked the Volta Regional Director and his team for effectively supervising the project. In recognition of their hard work and dedication, Mr Kwaku Ohene Gyan presented a motorbike on behalf of Management to mitigate their transportation challenges. He also promised to supply a tricycle for the same purpose in due time.

The delegation used the opportunity to pay a courtesy call on the traditional authorities in the community for their continuous support. The Chief and people thanked NSS for choosing their community for this flagship project as it was also serving as a source of employment for the indigenes.

The volunteers and farmhands expressed appreciation for the regular visit by Management and thanked them for their support.

Other members of the delegation are Mr Oxford Bonsu, the Project Director, Mr Ambrose Entsiwah Jnr., the Volta Regional NSS Director, and Mr Benjamin Baniba, the Ho Municipal Manager of NSS.

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Source: NSS Corporate Affairs