District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante Akim North District, Francis Oti Boateng says the Assembly’s contribution to maintaining a peaceful security environment has boosted agriculture production.
This, he stated has enabled the district to take the lead in exporting raw plantain to neighboring Burkina Faso and other areas.
He said issues of continued complaints from indigenous farmers about activities of Fulani herdsmen in the district has been reduced drastically based on the support received from the government.
Mr. Oti Boateng was speaking at the meet the press program organized by the Assembly at Agogo in the Asante Akim North District of the Ashanti Region.
According to him, the eviction of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle from the district has helped to increase food production among communities in its catchment area.
“The district is now exporting foodstuffs such as plantain, yam, cocoyam and others to neighbouring countries of Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin.” He said.
The Asante Akim North District Chief Executive assured of the Assembly’s readiness to give it utmost support in protecting the people.
He also emphasized the Assembly’s effort in putting up measures to establish One-District, One Factory (1D1F) to produce plantain floors to help reduce post-harvest losses the farmers has been experiencing in the district.