December 10, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Sissala East constituency, Hon. Sulemana Alijata Gbentie has decided to support the District’s Department of Agric to embark on special training for Water Users Association (WUAS) to help maintain and create more dugouts for use in farming business.

This she said forms part of her plans to help promote and support the development of agric to benefit the local dwellers.

According to her, at least 85% of her people were engaged in agric and agric related activities, however particularly this year there was appreciable increase in the number of people that farmed within the district, a situation she said called for massive attention to ostensibly invest in the promotion of agric.

Interacting with, Madam Sulemana Alijata Gbentie noted that farming has the potential to enhance the quality of life of the people, hence she will not relent to support open up agric in the district.

She urged individual farmers to also take advantage of potential waterlogged areas and undertake handmade dug-outs for themselves to aid their farming activities. “This will critically minimize the over-reliance on government for dams and dugouts”, she added.

Meanwhile, Mr. Yakubu Gbedi Dimah has been adjudged the District Best Farmer in the Sissala East district, and walked home with a certificate and a motor bike together with Wellington boot, cutlasses amongst other items.

Madam Sulemana Gbentie thus pointed out that agric activities have scaled up and the people are also adapting to change regarding modern methods in farming.

She lauded the efforts of SADA in procuring more tractors into the district to assist farmers and also give them respite in easy access to farm inputs.

Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/