Oforikrom becomes the pole of organic farming



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Ashanti Region Oforikrom Municipal Assembly is considering making organic farming a staple food.

The municipal director of agriculture, Samuel Tekpor, alluded to the decision during the celebration of Farmers’ Day in Nsenie.

“The department is currently promoting organic farming. It is expected that over the next few months a significant number of our market gardeners will adopt the technology, ”he said.

The initiative is already carried by the sisters of St Louis, who are embarking on the production of organic vegetables.

Mr. Tekpor also called on the chiefs to allocate particularly swampy areas of their land for vegetable production instead of residential infrastructure.

“I want to make a passionate appeal to Nananom to allocate certain portions of their land, especially swampy areas, for the production of crops such as vegetables. We have realized that the swampy areas are now full and this is hampering our efforts to produce crops, ”he noted.

The chief municipal executive, Kwame Antwi, has warned hostels that have connected their sewage to irrigation sources to abandon the practice.

He said the Assembly would soon crack down on the culprits.

“The Assembly will begin to arrest the perpetrators of this act. We want them to stop before we get there. This exposes residents to various illnesses, ”he said.

13 farmers were rewarded with various agricultural inputs. Osman Imoro from Anwomaso won the award for best municipal farmer.

He took home an “Aboboyaa” tricycle among other agricultural inputs.

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