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Yilo Krobo: Works on Kpornokle Irrigation Project to Commence Soon

Budget Officer at the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly, Mr. Victor Okoampa has disclosed that plans are far advanced for the construction of an irrigation facility to adequately equip farmers in the municipality. According to the budget officer, the facility when executed will bring relief to a large number of farmers disadvantaged by water challenges.

Irrigation facilities in the Yilo Krobo District of the Easter Region is one of the major problems confronting farmers in the area.

Affected farmers say the situation is getting worse as there is no source of drinking water for livestock during the dry season because they have only one rainy season in a year and that also affects their livestock.

The project which is expected to be sited at Kpornokle, a farming community in the Yilo Krobo municipality will serve several farming communities within Yilo Krobo.

Mr. Okoampa who added that the project will commence later in 2018 was confident that works on the project will begin as scheduled.

According to him, the project will not only serve the host community but will equally serve surrounding communities.

“This policy is commencing from this year (2018) and will begin as soon as possible,” he said. “This irrigation project will not only serve the people of Kponorkle but will benefit all the surrounding communities as well.”

The Budget Officer who derives his confidence in the execution of the project from “the full support of President Akuffo Addo” said the president’s support for the irrigation project amounted to “showing the realistic aspect of the policy.”

Mr. Okoampa said farmers, especially those in the Yilo municipality, will be “left surprised” after government inaugurates the policy in no time which will bring about massive progress in farming activities in various farming communities, adding that all necessary measures had already been tackled for government to finally inaugurate the irrigation policy for its implementation.

The execution of the Irrigation Projects will enhance and equip farming activities to run smoothly and to reduce the tension of water difficulty in some farming communities.

It will also help in all Agribusiness and improve farming activities tremendously since irrigation has been one of the biggest challenges in the Agricultural sector as far as farming is concerned.

The irrigation challenge is seriously undermining education in the area as many of them cannot engage in dry season activities such as tomato, onion, pepper and green leafy vegetables.

Source: Rita Nkansah/www.ritefmonline.org/rnkansah12@gmail.com

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