The deputy CEO of Eximbank Ghana and aspiring NPP parliamentary candidate for the Asuogyaman constituency, Mr. Adu Darkwa has launched the 300-acre NKUKUNINKAKA FARMS CASSAVA PROJECT under the Cassava Enterprise project of the EXIM BANK GHANA at Anum in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.
According to him, the project offers and has the potential to employ more of the country’s youth, particularly those in and around Anum since each acre of the farm employs 2 workers.
The deputy CEO of Exim Bank who dismissed doubts of the project becoming a white elephant like the sunflower oil project assured the gathering of the sustainability of the cassava project as those running the project are competent and committed to its cause.
Mr. Adu Darkwa thanked the chiefs and the people of Anum for voting 85% for him and his presidential candidate during the 2016 general elections and promised to continue to support them.
Mr. Jerry Afful, the CEO of Nkukuninkaka Farms appreciated the effort of NANA KWASI ANYANE the ADONTENGHENE of Anum for providing 300 acres of land for the project as well as EXIM BANK for the support.
He added that the cassava will be supplied directly to CALTEC at Ho for the production of starch as well as to pharmaceuticals and alcoholic industries in Ghana.
He, therefore, encouraged the youth who are interested in the project to come forward as they will be offered the necessary start-up support including logistics to start their individual farm projects.