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KNUST Graduate Leads a Team to Revegetate Graded Land; a Hope For Our Lost Galamsey Lands.

 KNUST Graduate Leads a Team to Revegetate Graded Land; a Hope For Our Lost Galamsey Lands.

Galamsey
 

Source: angelonline.com.gh

A graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has lead a team to research a seed that can reclaim lost soil fertility.

The seed, locally known as Makona and scientifically Mucuna Pruriens was discovered by the Amansie Central NASPA which is headed by the KNUST graduate, Mr. Mettle Rahim.

Mucuna Pruriens

The Amansie Central which is one of the mining district in the country,has been receiving complain from farmers about how the mining activities is affecting them. This made the district’s National Association of Service Personal Administrators (NASPA) to plant the Makona seed on a 5 acre land which yielded a good results.


Speaking on to on Pure FM, Mr. Abdullah Abdul Razak, theActing District Director of the National Service Scheme said the land was giving to NASPA to help in the Planting For Food and Job policy but lost it fertility when it was cleared to be to be used as a temporary park for seized excavators in the fight against galamsey.

The district NASPA president who is Environmental science graduate of KNUST stated that the only option they had was to try the Mucuna Pruriens seed to restore the soil nutrients and they succeeded.

However,Hon. Kwame Asamoah Boateng, the DCE of the district has promised to help NASPA educate the district’s farmers, chiefs and miners on how to use the plant to reclaim the lost soil nutrients.

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