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07.05.2006 Religion

Kwahu Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church to cultivate mango

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The Kwahu Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has acquired a 50-hectre land near Hweehwee to cultivate mangoes for export to generate funds to finance development projects.

About 10 have already been planted with exotic mango seedlings, the Presbytery Chairperson Rev. Emmanuel Osafo-Boateng said this at the end of the 33rd conference of the Presbytery at Abetifi.

He said five per cent of all fund raising activities organized by the local churches, districts and Presbytery as well as groups in the church would be used to support the project.

Rev Osafo-Boateng commended the Omanhene of the Kwahu Traditional area Daasebre Akuamoah Boateng II for releasing the land for the project and advised surrounding villages in the area to cultivate of mangoes.

In an address read on his behalf the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Yaw Barimah, commended the church for its pioneering role in the provision of formal education, health care, agriculture and technical training in addition to the spiritual and moral development of the people.