NSS boss happy with progress of work on Ejura farm
The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS) Mustapha Ussif together with the Governing Board on Wednesday, 8 August 2018 paid a working visit to the Ejura farms of the Scheme in the Ashanti Region.
The visit was to afford the Board members and management the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the progress of the agriculture project thus far being undertaken in the region as part of the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme
The delegation was received by the Ashanti Regional Director of NSS, Mr Opoku Mensah and the Municipal Chief Executive of Ejura. They proceeded to the Ejura-Sekeyeredumase Traditional Council where they met with the Krontihene and people of Ejura.
At the palace, they reminisced over the long-standing relationship between the people of Ejura and the NSS and appreciated the mutual benefits they have derived from each other over the years.
Mr Ussif expressed gratitude to the chiefs and people of Ejura for their continuous support for the scheme. He reassured them of the NSSs commitment to develop and expand the farm to the benefit of the municipality and country as a whole.
He further pledged to help the community build a fence wall for the Ejura government hospital as part of the Scheme’s corporate social responsibility,
The delegation then headed to the 500-acre maize farm to inspect the progress of work and interacted with the staff and personnel working there.
Prof. Kofi Osei Akuoko, the Board Chairman was full of praise for the work done on the maize farm despite the fall army worm epidemic.
Mr Mustapha commended the staff and personnel for the good work done and expressed satisfaction at what he saw.
He stated that more service personnel and volunteers would be posted to the farms in accordance with the Planting for Food and Jobs Module of the Scheme.
“The Service Personnel will augment the strength and capacity of the already existing staff and not just add up to the numbers,” he stated.
He mentioned that the Scheme has the medium to long term intention of building a warehouse and processing plant to add value to the maize harvested from the farm and promised to construct boreholes at the farm to ease the water challenge.