Source: Savannanews24.com / Hamza Lansah Lolly:
The District Chief Executive for Sagnarigu, Hon Iddrisu Mariam has commended the organizers of this year’s National Food and Agriculture Show (FAGRO 2017) for bringing the agribusiness exhibition to the Northern Region.
She said, the exhibition which is also a capacity building program is in line with the NPP Nana Akufo-Addo led government to further enhance and promote agribusiness in the Northern region.
Hon. Mariam said, revamping the Agricultural sector is one of the top most priorities of the NPP government to create jobs and improve the livelihoods of farmers especially the rural poor.
The FAGRO 2017 launched on Tuesday was under the theme “creating jobs in Agriculture – Northern Region in Focus “.
The 8th edition of event was the first organize in Northern Ghana to promote agribusiness.
The 2017 FAGRO was being sponsored by YARA GHANA, Barclays Bank, Dizengoff, John Deere, WAATCO, SNV, MNI FERT, USAID, AGRISEED LIMITED, BEL-AQUA, ADB, AGI and others.
The Sagnarigu District Chief Executive who was touring some exhibition stands at the fair called on the business community to take advantage of the numerous opportunities and potentials of the agricultural sector of the North.
She said, her district which hosted the 2017 is bound with a lot of potentials and therefore call on investors to contact the assembly for viable business information.
Hon Mariam said, the district is poised to assist and collaborate with investors who want to do business in the area, “Our doors are open for any investor who wants to come to the Sagnarigu District and invest”. She added
Hon Iddrisu Mariam assured business men and women in the Agric sector of the assembly’s support to improve their productions.
She again advised farmers in the district to always liaise with the assembly to enhance their work.
Hon Mariam took her time and showcases some of locally produced items made from her district to visitors.
Some of the products include, a well packaged groundnuts paste, dawadawa products, Shea butter, groundnuts oil, locally produced rice varieties, artifacts and among others.