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"We are Expecting a Bumper Harvest" - Governor Touray

Aug 25, 2008, 6:57 AM | Article By: By Abdourahman Sallah in CRR

The Governor of the CentralRiver Region, Alh. Ganyie Touray, has said that they are expecting a bumper harvest at President Jammeh's farms across the region. Governor Touray made this announcement in an interview with The Point at President Jammeh's rice farms in Janjangbureh recently.

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 CRR, Babucarr Suwareh, urged the people of CRR to emulate the president and heed his call to go back to the land. This, he said, would drive away poverty and restore food self-sufficiency. He added that the number of principals, students, headmasters, cluster monitors and teachers present to volunteer shows that they are ready to respond to the call to go back to the land. He then commended them for their commitment and loyalty.

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.