Jul 13, 2012, 12:49 PM
The Governor of the
According to him, there are over 45 farms cultivated for President Jammeh across the region including rice, millet/coose and groundnuts and all are doing well. He added that he believes there will be a bumper harvest at the end of the season.
Governor Touray further revealed that President Jammeh is aiming for food self-sufficiency by making the call to go back to the land. "The only way we can overcome food insecurity is to go back to the land and farm. In that way we can drive away poverty and achieve food security," he stated.
He then thanked and commended teachers, lecturers, headmasters, principals and students who responded positively to the call to carry out voluntary work at the president's farm in Janjangbureh under the leadership of the regional education director Babucarr Suwareh.
For his part the regional education director for
Other speakers included Hon. Sainey Mbye NAM Upper Saloum, Seyfo Bakary Jam Jawo, Mr. Mamadi Sanneh cluster monitor and teachers representative Ensa Janfoo. All expressed similar sentiments.