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Youth Farm Produces 2,500 Bushels of Rice

Youth Farm Produces 2,500 Bushels of Rice

Youth Commissioner, Ngolo Katta said youth farms across the country have produced 2,500 bushels of rice in five different farms with an average of 500 bushels for each farm.

The Youth Commissioner was speaking during government weekly press briefing in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Information and Communications, yesterday.

The Commissioner said the yields of the farms is the first in the history of the commission and cover the districts of Bo, Bombali, Moyamba, Kambia and Kenema.

“We are in a transformation drive to enhance Youth leadership in the country.  We make sure that there is an atmosphere of youth capacity building that could lead to job creation,” he said, adding that his Commission is working alongside Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) to make sure that we involve the skills from them that we will impart to the youths.

Further, he said they are also conscious of the well-being of young people.

“We work with the guidance of law enforcement agencies to admonish young people on the dangers of drugs misuse and trafficking,” he said.

Communications Officer, Millicent Kargbo said the Commission in looking forward to celebrating a ‘Back to my Roots’ Youth Festival from the 26 to 29 December this year at the Kallon Car Park Aberdeen Beach.

“We’re working on collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Art and the Foundation for Art,” she said, adding that there will be a float parade from Aberdeen Roundabout to the Festive center.

Madam Millicent further said that the reason for the celebration is geared towards supporting the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, creating social cohesion and strengthening peace and stability, promoting young people’s talents, preserving the country’s culture among other things.

“We have identified sponsors and already contacted them. We sell tickets for entrance into the shower at Le 10,000,” she said, adding that the commission hopes to make the festival as an annual event to keep showing the talent of young people.

By Isaac Unisa Kamara.

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