The Ejisu Municipal Chief Executive, Beatrice Serwaa Derkyi has lauded the introduction of the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative, adding it has yielded significant benefit since its introduction.
According to her the result of the programme is that now food crops such as cassava, yellow and white maize, soya beans, plantain, cowpea, and yam are being exported to neighbouring countries such as Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire.
This, she noted will go a long way to improve the income of farmers engaged in the programme and will transform their economic life.
The MCE, speaking at the Meet the Press series of the Assembly also briefed the gathering on some other significant developments of the government during the period.
She noted that the free SHS initiative, one of the government’s flagship programmes is meant to build the human capacity and give 30% placement of elite schools to children from deprived communities, and this has led to a number of people gaining access to secondary education.
This, the Ghana Education Service Director, Mrs. Achia Boateng confirmed, saying that due to the free SHS programme, there has been a 25% increase in enrolment of girls and 18% increase for boys’ intake.