Published On: Fri, Apr 28th, 2017

Amnesty resettles 110 beneficiaries around 220 fish ponds.

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Press Statement.  28th April, 2017.

 

 

The Presidential Amnesty Programme is resettling 110 beneficiaries around a total of 220 fish ponds in Patani, Delta State. The beneficiaries are to be empowered within the next one week to enable them sustainably integrate back into society.  The beneficiaries, in a group of twenty two each are being given a total of 420, 000 fingerlings to start the project.

The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh who disclosed this in Abuja at the weekend said “This project is in line with the objectives of the Federal Government to diversify the economy and make the country food self- sufficient. The fish farm project in Patani is designed to meet part of the protein needs of the people in the Niger Delta and is itself a pilot project. In Patani alone, we have a total of 400 fish ponds and we hope to create 1,600 direct jobs.  We also plan to create another 800 jobs in the logistics and processing of the farm produce”

He said the project will be replicated in other Niger Delta towns adding that: “It will attract cash flow through the wholesale and retail process, provide jobs and assist in food security.

In Odi, Bayelsa State, the Presidential Amnesty Office is engaged in training some beneficiaries in high-yield farming at the Bio-Resource Centre. This is in collaboration with the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
Owei Lakemfa.

Head Media,

Presidential Amnesty Programme.

 

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