In an interview GBC's Volta Star radio in Ho, president Mahama said one of the major hindrances getting young people jobs is the issue of land.
President John Mahama has urged chiefs in the Volta region to release lands to young people who want to go into cocoa farming.
In an interview GBC's Volta Star radio in Ho, president Mahama said one of the major hindrances getting young people jobs is the issue of land. He said land is difficult to come by.
He noted that cocobod is revamping cocoa production in the region, adding that several seedling production facilities have been established in the region to boost cocoa production.
"The only hindrance of the young people taking advantage of this program is the issue of land. And so if the chiefs should release land so that young people grow cocoa, you will be surprised how much income they can earn," he said.
He added that government has done its part by providing free seedlings, agriculture extension officers and free fertilizers, and that it was now the turn of the chiefs to release lands for young people who are interested in going into farming.
"On government side, we are giving all the inputs for free. The seedlings are for free, the agric extension officers will come and help u to peg your farm and plant the seedlings and do not charge u any thing," he said.
Touching on roads, president Mahama said road projects in the Volta Region will have a significant impact not on the economic development of the region alone but also parts of the Northern Region.