10,000 students to benefit from SkyFox / DSW collaboration
SkyFox Limited on Wednesday, 25th September, 2019, signed an agreement with the Department of Social Welfare to enroll their Vocational and Rehabilitation institutions into the Integrated Aquaculture and Crop Production Project under the Securing Water For Food initiative.
The joint partnership signed in Accra is expected to benefit at least 10,000 students and staff of the institutions. Both parties are expected to uphold their various roles to ensure the successful implementation of the project.
According to the Director of the Department of Social Welfare, Mr. Daniel Nonah, who mentioned that he is excited about the project because it was an opportunity for his department to raise funds to support the activities of the institutions under his management.
He also said that the project will be able to provide funds and training for the less privileged in order to integrate them into the society.
‘”Our main aim is to integrate the vulnerable, so we are dealing with them and we know this will help us to be able to make more impact on their lives,” he said.
The signing of the MOU was undertaken for SkyFox Limited by the Country Managing Director, Mr Mumuni Samyuri and Mrs. Louisa Wosey-Kumah, the Human Resources Manager of the Company while Mr. Daniel Nonah, Director of Social Welfare and Mr. Seth Appeagyei, Head of NGOs & Certification signed on behalf of their institution.
SkyFox Limited, under this partnership, is expected to finance the cost of fingerlings, feed and the construction of surface fish ponds, capable of producing a total of seven tons of fish every six months. In addition, the company also financed the construction of one hectre irrigation land for the production of vegetables and other crops.
Aside providing the necessary infrastructure and logistics for the project, the company will provide training for the needy and out of school youth and adults with disabilities on the SkyFox biological filtration technology for intensive aquaculture and greenhouse technology. The beneficiaries will be taken through construction, plumbing and metal related works as well as equipped with entrepreneurial skill to enable them expand their production.
The Department of Social Welfare on other hand, will be making provision for land and water to execute the project as well as assign students to manage the fish ponds and crop production on a daily basis, under the supervision of SkyFox experts. They will ensure beneficiaries complete a full cycle of training listed in the agreement.
By Afi Aklayikoe