IN preparation 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 Anambra farmers during this year’s planting season.
Governor Obiano, represented by the deputy governor, Nkem Okeke, recently 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 said.
Gov. Obiano, who assured state government’s commitment towards ensuring speedy acquisition of spare parts for the tractors, also noted that some serviceable ones would be serviced, while those beyond repair 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 enhance the agricultural sector.
Special Adviser to the governor on Farm Implements and Mechanisation, Mr Paul Nwosu appreciated the governor for his intervention in salvaging the dilapidated equipments, and promised judicious utilisation of funds for refurbishment of the tractors when released.
Pics: Deputy Governor of Anambra State Dr. Nkem Okeke (right), Special Adviser to the Governor on Farm Implements and Mechanisation, Mr. Paul Nwosu (Middle), during the inspection at Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture, Awka.