Bayelsa govt. completes starch factory, urges increased cassava cultivation

Bayelsa govt. completes starch factory, urges increased cassava cultivation

The Bayelsa State government has completed the construction of a cassava starch factory at Ebedebiri in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.

 

Gov. Douye Diri, who disclosed this on Sunday during an inspection tour of the factory, urged the citizens of the state to engage in massive cassava cultivation so as to enable the factory to meet its production capacity.

 

He expressed satisfaction with the level of work done but noted that the current level of cassava production in the state was not enough for the starch factory to produce at its full capacity.

 

Diri, who said the factory would soon be inaugurated, called on the people to engage in cassava cultivation, to enable them to also improve on their incomes.

 

“What we are producing now will not be enough for the factory. So, I call on all Bayelsans to go into massive production of cassava, being the main raw material for the factory.

 

“All the necessary tools and machines are here. We are talking about commercial farming, so you (cassava farmers) can make money,” he said.

 

Diri commended the immediate-past governor, Sen. Seriake Dickson, for initiating the project that was aimed at producing starch for industrial purposes, while lauding the host community for protecting the plant against vandalism.

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