On this week’s episode of MTN Heroes of Adjust 2019, the MTN Basis highlights the operates of Rev. Fr. Akologo Dominic Azumah, a Catholic Priest and farmer, who has introduced technology into farming and increasing the life of the youth and their households in Binduri, Bawku in the Upper East Area.
The uniqueness of Rev. Fr. Akologo Dominic Azumah is not just the point that he is a revered gentleman of God who is aiding the individuals in his communities. What helps make him definitely stand out is the introduction of technologies to farming in very conservative communities which is enhancing the life of the individuals.
Via his self-funded project, dubbed ‘Father Farms’, which is situated in Binduri, Bawku in the Upper East Area, he presents farmers new means of farming and accredited seeds that vastly make improvements to harvest and incomes. Father Dominic Azumah, a Catholic priest, has so significantly impacted much more than 300 farmers and plans to get to a 1,000 at least.
“This community has typically been neglected. The unemployment rate is too high. The youth maintain travelling to the south for greener pastures. This is delaying the growth of this neighborhood. Kwame Nkrumah did his aspect for Ghana, my concern was, ‘what can I do also for the folks and youth of Binduri and Bawku?’,” this he says is his drive to get started ‘Father Farms’.
As a farmer himself, he does know what farming, coupled with the appropriate know-how can do for the society. So he 1st started off with organising a mentorship programme and introduced all the intrigued youth with each other. Through that he took them via the advantages of farming as people and the culture.
“I then educate them the new methods of livestock and crop farming. Right after the mentorship, people who want to go after any of the two branches, possibly livestock or crop farming, I direct them into acquiring lands for farming. I then provide for these younger guys their to start with seedlings which I create myself (onion, cabbage, back garden eggs, yam).
Those people who want to go into livestock way too enable them. I observe their get the job done periodically until their first harvest and even subsequent planting seasons,” he states.
When he uncovered a new sort of rice, which is also carrying out well, he launched all of them to it. “I created seedlings, experimented with it and it was marvellous harvest. The job is to empower these young gentlemen to be ready to provide for by themselves and their family members,” he adds.
As a result of his money as a priest and gross sales he helps make from the harvests, he has been ready to practice in excess of 300 youthful males (famers) in Binduri and other three communities around Binduri. Unsurprisingly, the women of all ages are also not remaining out simply because he believes that communal profit much outweighs individual benefit.
Impression of ‘Father Farms’
With the training of about 300 youthful males who are now doing work and are able to assist on their own and their people adequately, the fee at which the youth utilised to migrate to the south has minimize and poverty has considerably lowered as well. “They are now satisfied farmers.”
Even with the very good works, Father Dominic believes that the provision of h2o pumps will go a good length to make it possible for the farmers till the land all yr spherical alternatively of ready on the rains, which have develop into unpredictable these times due to climatic variations.
“These farmers can farm all year round if they can get water pumps to assist them irrigate their farms in the dry period, but they really don’t have it,” he claims including that a lot more cash to support educate extra of the youth who are keen to study will be magnificent. Also, a automobile to make him far more mobile will do a lot more good than just one can imagine.
Filled with satisfaction when he sees how these adult men are satisfied, which motivates him to do more, he designs to teach the youth over and above Binduri which include the entire Bawku place and 6 other districts.
To enable him to do a lot more, he wants to build a instruction center, where by seed would be made and trainings will be held periodically to allow them know the new developments of farming.
Rev. Fr. Dominic Azumah was nominated by Agurie Moses, a 37-calendar year-previous instructor who read of a single of the coaching sessions, and joined. “I was amazed at the new approaches of farming that he was training, when he launched the rice seedlings, we all to did not think it will do the job till we observed his harvest,” he claims.
Given that then, he has designed the enjoy for farming, specially when he got to know a bag of onion can be purchased GH¢1,000. To Moses, Rev. Fr. Dominic Azumah has really modified the facial area of farming and has seriously help the youth of this group and outside of.
“He is serving to to fix the unemployment price in Bawku. He has transformed the lifestyle of so lots of households. He is helping to eradicate poverty in Binduri via farming. His enthusiasm to support produce Binduri motivates me so substantially. I am also into farming because of him,” he adds.
Heroes of Adjust qualifications
Commenting on Rev. Fr. Dominic Azumah project, the Corporate Services Govt of MTN Ghana, Samuel Koranteng said: “we initiated the MTN Heroes of Transform to recognize and reward projects this sort of as ‘Father Farms’.”
The other nine nominees are Diana Adjei, David Hagan, Louisa Enyonam Ansah, Daniel Owusu Asiamah, Justin Yelevielbayire, Mawusi Awity, Charles Ofori Antipem, Frank Abeku Adams and Benjamin Akinkang. Their jobs which range from wellness, education and learning and economic empowerment have benefited users of their communities in excess of the a long time.
MTN Heroes of Adjust Period 5 was released in November 2018 and submission of entries finished on 25th January 2019. Since the inception of MTN Heroes of Improve in July 2013, a total of 40 men and women have been recognized and acknowledged on MTN Heroes of Modify system for committing their personal sources to enhance their communities and brightening lives.
Four out of the whole number emerged ultimate winners. They are Dr. Abrokwa-Yenkyera, a plastic surgeon and founder of Grafts Foundation Madam Paulina Opei, founder of Save our Lives Orphanage Genevieve Basigha founder of Investigation Utilization University for the Deaf and Naomi Esi Amoah of Blessed Household Orphanage.
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