The Yendi Municipality in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) would engage in intensive dry season farming with effect from this year to keep the people in active agriculture.
The project dubbed; ‘Human Security Project,’ is aimed at utilizing the seven-month long period of drought in the area.
The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Walvis Hudu, who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at the weekend, said the project starts with an initial capital of GH¢11,000.00 and about 30 communities were expected to benefit.
He said vegetables and maize would be cultivated with the use of two dams and two rivers in the area as irrigation source and successes chalked would be replicated in all the communities of the district as well as other parts of the region.
Mr Hudu said four water pumping machines had been acquired and the beneficiary communities had also made available lands for the purpose and had embraced the idea as laudable.
He said through the efforts of his administration, some youths in the municipality were currently benefiting from Information and Communication Technology training to improve their skills.
The MCE urged the youths to acquire vocational and other skills to be able to bring their innovations and creativity to bear on the development of the nation, saying; “All of us cannot be in offices for the country to function efficiently”.
He called on the youth to persevere and be consistent in their chosen career to be able to succeed in life instead of resorting to unorthodox means of becoming rich which could detrimental to their lives.