Bwari Area Council to establish fish pond in Kubwa– Chairman
By Cyril Mbah, Abuja
Bwari Area Council has concluded plans to establish a fish pond in Kubwa to enhance fish production and revenue generation in the district.
The chairman, Bwari Area Council, Mr. Musa Dikko said this while presenting the council’s 2018 Budget Proposal, tagged: “Budget of Consolidation; the People’s Budget” to the Council Legislative on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, a “suitable land” has been secured for the project.
He also added that the council was on the verge of completing a Farmer’s Market at Ushafa, along the Ushafa-Dutse road, to reduce the risk of buying and selling on the road.
The chairman said that the benefit of establishing the market goes beyond economic consideration but to prevent the danger traders are being exposed at the Ushafa Junction along the Bwari-Jere highway.
He said that the council, in 2017 under the Agriculture and Natural Development sector, had been able to boost food production, as well as diversify the economy by purchasing and dispensing assorted farm input to farmers at subsidised rate of 80 per cent.
He said: “In addition, a full repair of one of the two council’s grounded tractors has been carried out, while repair on the second tractor has commenced and would be completed as soon as the 2018 budget is approved.
” We have also established a Demonstration Farm at Kawu where improved varieties of crops such as rice and corn planted have been harvested.”
Speaking on Works, Land and Housing sector, Dikko said that in spite of the challenge of funding in the council, his administration was able to reactivate a motorised borehole at the council’s secretariat.
Others, he listed are the rehabilitation of access roads within communities of the council, including Bwari township road, maintenance and repair of official vehicles of both the council and that of security units of the council.