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THE Acting Executive Director of National Service Scheme (NSS), Mustapha Ussif, is optimistic of bumper harvest from its farms this year.
He said this during a visit to the Scheme’s Farm at Dahwenya in the Greater Accra Region.
Ussif accompanied by the Acting Deputy Executive in charge of Finance and Administration Ms. Gifty Oware-Aboagye, the head of Human Resource, Mrs Adwoa Van-Vicker, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinator, Madam Anas Zanoo, some members of staff as well as executives and members of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA).
As part of the tour, the over 100 members of staff drawn from the NSS Headquarters and the Greater Accra Regional Office applied insecticides and fertilisers to crops on the farm.
Explaining the reason behind the Secretariat’s decision to revive the farm projects, Ussif stated that “as a strategic institution, the President’s campaign is a laudable call for us to mobilise our staff and machinery into cultivating cereals and livestock as part of our effort to generate funds internally while contributing to national food security, as well as empowering the young generation with an interest in modern agriculture methods under our mandate,” he said.
He also revealed that as part of measures to control fall armyworm invasion, an out of budget expenditure of GH₵100,000 had been made.
He, however, appealed to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and agro-based research institutions, to help the Scheme solve the canker.
Source: The Finder