NSS Appeals For Security At Its Farms

Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has appealed to government to provide farms of the scheme with security to help prevent grazing from cattle of Fulani herdsmen.

Dr Whyte described the situation as worrying as the animals had already grazed five acres of a maize farm and called on the herdsmen to put a stop to such activity since the project is being undertaken to increase food production.

The Director made the appeal when officials of the scheme and service personnel embarked on fertilizer application exercise on the farms to help enhance crop yield.

Dr Whyte said because of the youth in agriculture project, the scheme is using national service persons on the farm for the fertilizer application to serve as a form of socialisation to enable them see the opportunities in the agricultural production.

“If more of the youth take up agriculture, we would have more food security and enough to eat and export”.

He expressed gratitude to the personnel for the exercise and urged the youth who have access to land and are interested in farming to seek support from the scheme.

Mr Emmanuel Osei, Farm Manager NSS, said the scheme has cultivated 280 acres of land this year and expressed the hope for a good harvest.