The All People’s Congress (APC) Presidential flag-bearer candidate, and former Sierra Leone Ambassador to South Korea, Omrie Golley is set to launch four Agricultural Centres in four regions in the country.
The agricultural centres will focus on agric-education and irrigation in Port Loko, Bumbuna, Kenema and Bo.
The agricultural irrigation project was launched last year by the former Sierra Leone Ambassador to South Korea.
After the launch of the project in October last year, the Ambassador promised that the centres will be ready at the shortest possible time.
The centres will be supervised by one of the world’s leading irrigation company, Netafim. The company is well-known in agricultural technology especially when they attempted to plant crops at Negev Desert in Israel.
The project will offer free agricultural courses to farmers and agriculture students.
The vast majority of Sierra Leoneans are farmers and the sector accounts for more than half of the country’s GDP.
Recently, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said that 81 percent of Sierra Leonean homes cannot afford enough food and about 15 percent at risk.