Indiscipline Is Major In The Agri Sector In Sierra Leone
The agriculture sector in Sierra Leone has faced enormous challenges in the past striving for benefits to reach farmers and farmers groups has that has great impact on the sustainable development of the economy of Sierra Leone.
Previous political Leaders like Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (late), Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and their government officials gained support from the international communities worth billions of United States of American Dollars and our farmers communities remain poor in Sierra Leone.
The incumbent government of Dr. Julius Maada Bio emphasize support and investment into the agriculture sector and has urged politicians to own farms by supporting his government’s food sufficiency, food security and youth employment drive to eradicate poverty, the reduction of crimes, the widespread of STIs and STDs, teenage pregnancy among others in the country. The result is yet achieved as members of the Everybody Must Farm project vehemently works to promote the benefits derived in investing in agriculture.
On Wednesday 28th October 2020, at the engineering section of the Ministry of agriculture at Bai Bureh road, east of Freetown, members of the engineering section headed by Senior Engineer Steven Abu Fofannah and members of Everybody Must Farm (EMF) had a close door meeting about the challenges in the agriculture sector and the method that has to transform the living standards of poor local farmers communities which the Bio government and the international donor friends are helping to achieve.
Fofannah unveiled that “Indiscipline is major in the agri sector in Sierra Leone”. Adding that his engineering sector has planned to organize sensitization and training workshops across the country for the proper and sustainable use of tractors and other related machines for sustainable mechanized farming in the country.
Engineer Steven furthered that the Ministry has suffered loss of funds in the past caused by the lack of knowledge and discipline about the proper use of tractors and other related machines on farm sites leaving those machinery opportunities wasted and most of them hard to repair.
The people of Sierra Leone, Engineer Steven said, are hopefully about to rain into investing in agriculture in support of President Bio’s National Development Goals priorities and that of the UN SDGs.
Engineer Fofannah pleaded with EMF to help in the massive awareness about proper knowledge about the use if tractors, power tiller machines among others, the use of types of seedlings and soils and fertilizers among farmers in the country. Adding that his sector will always relate with EMF to ensure success is more evident in the agriculture sector in Sierra Leone.
EMF calls for support to the engineering sector and encourages Engineer Fofannah to bring closer young Sierra Leoneans by creating more opportunities for them to fain the knowledge about the use of tractors and other related machines for the good of Mechanized farming in Sierra Leone.
Sfano further informed Engineer Fofannah that the Everybody Must Farm Project will be officially launched by His Excellency, Dr. Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, in 2021, during the national agriculture trade fair by the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA) at the National Stadium in Freetown.
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