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A/R: NSS prepares 12-acre land for graduates to venture into commercial farming

The National Service Scheme (NSS) has prepared a 12-acre land at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region for personnel who wish to venture into commercial farming after their service.

 The scheme will provide beneficiaries with farming inputs and all the necessary support to cultivate the land.

According to the Kumawu District Director in charge of Agro Service for NSS, Mr. Abonkrah Josuah, the move aims at encouraging youth into commercial farming, thereby reducing graduate unemployment in the country.

“This initiative is part of the NSS’s efforts to contribute to the government’s agenda of creating jobs and promoting agriculture in Ghana” .

He said this during an interview with OTEC News on Wednesday June 26, 2024.

He noted that the arrangement will provide a substantial revenue for the youth.

“Dozens of youth who graduated from various Agric schools in the country have already shown interest in the farming arrangement” .

“NSS will guide them, and give them all the needed support to ensure they succeed in this commercial farm agenda”.

“We are not only bolstering food security in Ghana but creating jobs for the youth at the same time “. He said.

Mr. Abonkrah commended the Executive Director for NSS, Hon Osei Asibbey Antwi, adding that his sterling leadership has made this possible.

He revealed that, under the tutelage of Mr Osei Assibey, NSS has shown unparalleled commitment to supporting youth in agriculture to ensure food security and reduce unemployment in the country.

The scheme is encouraging more youth to take advantage of the opportunity to venture into commercial farming.

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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