The Jinavore District in the Sawla Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised its maiden training programme for farmers in the Jinavore community and its environs in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of Ghana.
The event, themed: “Farm Smart,” was jointly held by the District Men’s Ministry and the Agric Department of the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Assembly to sensitise members on the proper methods of farming ahead of the May farming season.
The workshop was in line with the strategic vision of the Church, dubbed “Vision 2023: Possessing the Nations,” which aims at equipping members to impact every sphere of society including the agricultural sector, the main occupation of the members in the district.
Addressing the participants, the District Minister, Overseer Benjamin Aliniah, said the event is also in line with the strategic objectives of the national leadership of PEMEM to enhance agribusiness and alleviate poverty in the country. He, therefore, entreated the participants to regard their farms as businesses that could serve as a major source of income when given the requisite attention.
Mr Everest Anwullo and Mr. John Chonga, the resource persons from the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Assembly (Agric. Department), took turns to educate participants on the need to adopt proper agricultural methods when farming for a good yield.
These presentations were demonstrated with audio-visual aids to assist farmers on the best farming practices. There was also a question-and-answer session to further address the concerns of the participants.
The event also saw the formation of a Farmers Union in the Jinavore Community to aid subsequent trainings. As a result, a team of five was selected to supervise and ensure that farmers complied with the agricultural model enshrined in the PEMEM Strategic plan.
In attendance were the community chiefs, Muslims folks, and the Assemblyman of the Jinavore Electoral Area, Hon. John Nakor.
The Jinavore District also donated agro-chemicals to all widows who participated in the training programme.
Report by Sawla Area Media Team