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24.05.2007 General News

NYEP to spend ¢2.7bn on agric

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The Atwima-Nwabiagya National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is to
spend ¢2.7 billion on agric-business module for 2007 major and minor farming seasons.

The programme covers crop farming, grass cutter rearing and bee
keeping.

Statistics released to the GNA and signed by Mr Michael Amoah Awuku,
the District Coordinator of NYEP at Nkawie, showed that a total of 450 youth will be engaged under agriculture, 50 under the grass cutter rearing while 35 youth will be engaged in bee-keeping.

Mr Awuku mentioned the acquisition of land as some of the major
challenges facing the programme and appealed to traditional rulers to release land to ensure the success of the programme.

Source: GNA

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