The guinea fowl model farm project, a joint partnership between Asongtaba Cottage Industry and Savanna Accelerated Development Authority appears to be on track at least in the Upper East Region.
The project made the headlines for the wrong reasons on Monday when Members of Parliament demanded to know why SADA decided to invest 15 million cedis into Guinea fowl production.
The Authority also spent GH¢32.298 million on afforestation project in the north.
MP for Effutu and a member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Alex Afenyo-Markin said SADA must prove that the decision to invest into guinea fowl and tree planting are “proper investments” which would “yield positive results” in the future.
Chief Executive of SADA, Gilbert Iddi has justified the investments.
He said the model farms have been established in five regional capitals with many more farms expected to be established in all the regional capitals. The project is a joint venture agreement with Asongtaba contributing 25 million cedis, he noted.
Joy News’ Upper East Region correspondent Albert Sore has been finding out how the model farm is being operated in the region and reports the farm is on course.
According to him, the farm is located in Subrungu, just a few kilometers from the Bolgatanga Polytechnic.
He said the farm covers a wide acre of land with evidence of brooder and Grower houses where young fowls are hatched and reared.
He said there are incubators with some amount of eggs ready to be hatched.
Sore said he also found hundreds of guinea fowls moving around in the farms.
Officials at the farm, say similar farms are going to be replicated in many of the districts in the region.