Kaduna govt collaborates with World Bank to establish ginger hub in Kachia

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Kaduna govt collaborates with World Bank to establish ginger hub in Kachia

Kaduna govt collaborates with World Bank to establish ginger hub in Kachia

On Monday, the Kaduna State Government made it known its working closely with the Federal Government and the World Bank to create a world Class Ginger Hub in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State.

Malam Dahiru Abdullahi, who is the Information Officer, Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, disclosed this to our source on Monday in Kaduna.

Abdullahi stated that the state, via the Federal Government-World Bank assisted programme on Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS), would be creating a Standard Ginger Corridor in the area.

He also made it known that the state government has made plans to create a new processing plant, in addition to reviving the old one that had been abandoned and shut down for many years.

Mr Abdullahi stated that when the facilities are fully in place, it would create thousands of employment opportunities for Women and Youths and further attract local and direct foreign investments.

The Government of Kaduna State went into collaboration with the Federal Government and the World Bank to carry out the first intervention ever by government in the Ginger Sector, via a project known as “APPEALS”.

He made it known that the state had so far released the sum of N48 million as startup capital to APPEALS for the take-off of its programmes.

“Study shows that developing the Ginger Value Chain would more than quadruple the gains.

Gov Nasiru El-Rufai has finalized all arrangements to revive the moribund Kachia Ginger factory, established but abandoned since the year 2003.”

In January 2019, the abandoned was inspected by the governor and he promised to get it working again to reduce the hardship, Ginger farmers faced in processing the product.

“The will go further in stabilizing the price of Ginger in the state,“ he said.

 

 

Kaduna govt collaborates with World Bank to establish ginger hub in Kachia

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