My Government Will Embark on Mechanised Commercial Farming with Latest Technology - Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has assured the people of the Upper East region of his preparedness to focus on mechanised commercial agriculture and the inclusion of technology to enhance food production.

According to the leader and flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic party (NPP), his government will put policies in place that will enhance and encourage Ghanaian farmers to engage in large-scale commercial farming which will reduce the influx of importation of food products.

Dr. Bawumia added that, Ghana, during his tenure as President will apply the latest technology with best practices to increase the nation’s production as far as large-scale farming is concerned.

“Although we have vast arable lands together with the required water resources, we lack the application of the needed technology to bolster the growth and development of the agricultural sector,” he stressed.

Expounding on his assertion, Dr. Bawumia added that, the vast lands along the white Volta can be used for agricultural purposes which will produce more food to shore up the national buffer stock.

Addressing the chiefs and people of the Upper East region, Dr. Bawumia revealed that, considering the increasing demand on food stuffs, it is important to engage in aggressive large-scale mechanical commercial farming which will curtail the projected looming hunger.  

Dr. bawumia said, “I am of a firm belief that we are going to execute the project as it would put about 28, 000 hectares of land under irrigation, generate electricity and end perennial flooding as a result of the opening of the Bagre dam in Burkina Faso."

Speaking to residents in Talensi in the Upper East region, the Vice President mentioned that his government will also set up measures that will help to formalize small scale mining with the constituency.

After paying a courtesy call on the President of the Upper East house of Chiefs, Pe Ditundini Adiali Ayagitam III, applauded the Vice President for his decision to prioritise agriculuter in the region.

Pe Ditundini Adiali Ayagitam also called on the vice President and his government to construct on the road that links the Upper East and Upper West region.

He said, “The road is currently in a deplorable state and needs urgent attention. It is an important road that links the two regions and it must be prioritised to facilitate easy movement of people and also make it safe for people to commute and go about their businesses.”