Governor Udom Emmanuel has again demonstrated his determination to not only diversify the economy of Akwa Ibom State, but also ensure food sufficiency for the people.
Governor Emmanuel’s resolve was evident when he paid an unscheduled visit to the Cattle Ranch at Adadia in Uruan Local Government Area to evaluate the level of Development. The Cattle ranch is one of the many agriculture sector based interventions his administration has embarked upon to boost commerce and ensure, not only food sufficiency for the state, but availability of raw materials for the industries that are springing up in the state.
The Ranch is a PPP arrangement between Akwa Ibom State Government and San-Jose Agric Group, Mexico .
Our correspondents gathered that, so far, over 89 youths have been employed in the Ranch to help in the cultivation of the grass which the cattle meant for the ranch will graze .
The Special grasses have been planted on well over 100 hectares of land, with four hundred hectares more to be cultivated.
It will be recalled that, while dropping hints on the Cattle ranch, Governor Emmanuel said upon completion the Ranch will have an abattoir for meat processing , Milk factory , which will produce fresh milk and cheese and Leather works factory to transform the skin of the cows into by-products like shoes ,boxes ,bags among others.