Farmers advised to take advantage of heavy rains to intensify work.

Gomoa-Darhom (C/R) The former Paramount Chief of Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, Okutupong Apata Kofi IV, has advised Commercial and Peasant Farmers in the country to take full advantage of the heavy rains the nation is experiencing to intensify their agricultural activities.

He also advised jobless youth in farming communities to assist their parents and family in their food and other crops producing ventures.

Okutupong Apata Kofi gave the advice when he spoke to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Gomoa-Pomadze.

He described the recent downpours the nation was encountering as, timely and one of the greatest gifts nature has bestowed on the nation this year, which commercial and peasant farmers must utilise it purposefully to increase food and exportable crops production.

As a cocoa farmer, Okutupong Apata Kofi appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture to provide to farmers with the adequate fertilizers, insecticides, weedicides and other farm inputs to help improve their work.

He urged government to provide soft loans to cocoa and crop farmers in the country since such services would help attract more youth into the agricultural ventures.

He stressed the need for the youth, not to perceive farming as an unprofitable profession, adding that, without agriculture the nation cannot feed its millions of people.

Source: Ghana News Agency