The Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme is a Government of Ghana (GoG) designed and implemented programme aiming to promote growth in food production and create jobs across the country.
The Okere District Assembly in the Eastern Region has distributed 1000 birds of cockerels to 100 farmers in the district as part of the Government's Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ) under the PFJ policy,
Daniel Kenneth, the DCE after the presentation said the distribution seeks to encourage the production of livestock and another domestic animal rearing by farmers and the teeming unemployed youth.
He explained that the policy is also to create a sustainable source of income and wealth and boost the agricultural sector of Ghana to contribute significantly to the advancement of the Ghanaian economy.
He added that the distributed 1000 birds of cockerels to 100 farmers will improve upon the living conditions of the people.
He exploits the teeming unemployed youth in the district to embrace the various flagship program in the agriculture sector roll-out by the government of Ghana to create jobs for themselves and their families.
The Okere District Assembly is one of the major agricultural growing areas of the Region and it boasts of the fertility of the soil and also good for all agriculture (farming) and agro-related business activities.