2020 Farming Season: Government inspects state of Government-owned tractors
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query_builder May 30, 2020 16:35:06

By Chisom Okpala  :

Awka, May 30, 2020 (MOI) As part of plans in readiness for the 2020 planting season, Anambra State Government has inspected the current state of its, not less than 50 tractors.

The tractors, with various body and mechanical problems would be refurbished and put into use in order to help farmers in the state during this year planting season.

Gov. Willie Obiano represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke toured the state Ministry of Agriculture, Awka and Anambra Tractor Base, Awkuzu to ascertain the conditions of the tractors.

According to the governor, we have enough tractors here and we are hopeful about putting them to good use to help out the farmers during this farming season.

He re-stated Government’s commitment toward ensuring speedy acquisition of Spareparts for the tractors; the governor noted that some serviceable ones would be serviced while those beyond repairs would be disposed.

He cautioned those in-charge of acquisition processes to imbibe good mindsets in refurbishing the tractors, as getting the tractors in good shape would help the agricultural sector.

Special Adviser to the governor on Farm Implements and Mechanisation, Mr Paul Nwosu thanked the governor for his intervention in salvaging the dilapidated equipment.

He promised judicious utilisation of funds for refurbishment of the tractors when released. (MOI)