The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has organized a training workshop for Ruminant Farmers in the Kenema District. The training took place at the Paralegal Center in Blama, Small Bo Chiefdom in the Kenema District. The training attracted farmers from Malegohun, Small Bo, Dodo, Wandor, Koya and Gaura Chiefdoms in the Kenema District.
The District Director of Agriculture Dr. Sorie Bangura, expressed gratitude to participants from the various Chiefdoms in the District for attending the workshop on time.
He disclosed that the purpose of the workshop is to train ruminant farmers on the problems of rearing livestock. He described the day as historic for all Ruminant Farmers in the Kenema District.
He explained that last year the Ministry of Agriculture and food Security supplied 184 livestock, including goats and sheep to the District; and that this year they have supplied another 395 livestock to farmers in the same District. He maintained that they have taken Blama Town in the Small Bo Chiefdom as a transit point to train Ruminant Farmers and have assigned one Agricultural Officer to oversee the Chiefdoms for the treatment of livestock in the area; as they are working in collaboration with the District Council.
The Section Chief of Koromba, Chief Alpha Sovula acknowledged the initiative of the Agriculture Ministry and assured them of the Chiefdom’s fullest support at all times; while the Trading Officer, Richard Fonie called on participants to be attentive during the training as they are the ambassadors for their various Chiefdoms in the District. The Chairman Kenema District Council Patrick Samu lauded the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture for their support to Farmers in the District; adding that livestock rearing is a good business for all, which people need to take seriously as no nation would develop without agriculture. He added that the success of any government depends on the citizen of that Country and therefore called on the people to embrace agriculture in their environment.
By Saffa Moriba