More than 90 lambs have been retrieved and redistributed under one of the government’s flagship programmes, the Rearing for Food and Jobs in the Kassena-Nankana West District.
Before the retrieval, 400 improved breeds of sheep were distributed to 40 beneficiaries.
This came to light when the DCE for the area, Gerard Ataogye spoke on the Day Break Upper East Show today, Monday, September 5, 2022.
“As part of this Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ), we took delivery of 400 sheep and were distributed to 40 farmers. We attached people to them so that when they deliver, they will, of course, transfer them to others.”
“Out of the 400 we have given out, so far, we have been able to retrieve 94 of the lambs and given to 62. The agric department and the veterinary monitor the animals,” he said.
Under the same project, some 500 improved breeds of cockerels were given to 50 farmers.
Mr. Ataogye explained, “you know protein is vital in our diet. so in fact, we are doing well in the agriculture sector.”
It would be recalled that this website reported that in some areas within the Upper East Region, farmers are refusing to oblige to the terms of reference for the Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ) programme.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana