The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in collaboration with the Kenema District Council have held a day workshop for the nomination of candidates for training in animal health, disease prevention, control and treatment.
In his welcome address the chairman of the occasion who is also the agricultural officer Kenema district, Philip Morie Rogers, thanked participants for making it possible to attend the practicum which he described as important.
The chairman advised participants to disseminate whatever they would acquire from the workshop.
Giving the purpose of the workshop the veterinary officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Hassan Bangura, said the purpose of the workshop was to train farmers to know more about disease prevention and control of animals.
He advised participants not to keep their animals in wet environment, and further encouraged them to report immediately to a veterinary division for the treatment of sick animals.
The chairman of the Kenema District Council Agricultural Committee, councilor Momodu Kunteh, noted that “this is the first time of holding such a workshop which purely deals with animals”.
He added that, “the programme is for participants from grassroots communities who are ambassadors from their areas”.
Paul Ngegba, Maxwell Bockarie and Mustapha Kallon of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security made contributions.