Ministry of Agriculture Food and Agriculture has inaugurated a livestock market for the people of Gushegu Municipality in the northern region.
The event, which took place today Tuesday, October 13, was done by the deputy minister who doubles as Member of Parliament (MP) for Nantong, Hardi Tuferu.
“Earlier today, on behalf of the minister for Food and Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, I commissioned the Gushegu livestock market”, he wrote.
“This ultra-modern livestock market, is the first of its kind in the entire Eastern Corridor of the North. The project is estimated around GHS 600,000.00 funded largely by the Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) through its French partner, Acting For Life(AFL) and other partners”, he added on his Facebook page.
According to him, the project is to facilitate and support government’s rearing for food and jobs initiated by the Akufo-Addo’s government under the ministry of Agric.
He however disclosed that the livestock market has become a major source of revenue for the Gushegu Municipality, adding that it has since generated close to 100, 000 GHC for the assembly.
“Indeed, it is worth noting that this project falls in line with the Government’s flagship policy of Rearing for Food and Jobs( RFJ)”, the minister stated.
“Admonishing the chiefs and people of Gushegu on the project maintenance and sustainability, I was pleased to informed that the project since it’s operationalisation from April-September 2021, became the major source of revenue for the Municipal Assembly, contributing around GHS 95,398.50”, he concluded.