- Ghanaian pastor by name Reverend Investor Agyekum has come out with a brilliant innovation to use his rooftop as a farm
- The pastor reveals to YEN.com.gh that God gave him the brilliant rooftop farming idea to help his grasscutter farm
- Pastor Investor Agyekum's initiative saves the planet, provides both crops and meat as food, generates income and also saves his livestock at the same time.
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Resident pastor of Bible Hour Ministries International at Adenta, Reverend Investor Agyekum, has turned the rooftop of his building into a farm and has recounted the many benefits to YEN.com.gh
According to the pastor who holds a degree in Economics and Sociology and has a number of small businesses, the ingenious idea was given to him by God.
Pastor Agyekum recounts a time he decided to invest in a maize farm only for a huge portion of his yield to be completely ravaged by grasscutters.
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It was a bitter experience for the Bible Hour Ministries International pastor, yet he chose to learn something positive from the negative occurrence.
Pastor Agyekum decided to rear the same grasscutters that destroyed his maize farm. To kick the idea started, the pastor recalls how he went to about 10 different grasscutter farmers to learn the challenges that come with its rearing.
He found out that many of the animals die on some occasions from weedicides and other agrochemicals whenever they go out to feed on farms.
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Pastor Agyekum indicated that this was when God came into the picture. According to him, he wondered how it would be possible to rear the animals without having them die to weedicides.
"God gave me the idea to domesticate the grasscutter and also put up a farm on top of my roof using care tyres filled with sand," he recounted.
Pastor Investor Agyekum's initiative saves the planet, provides both crops and meat as food, generates income and also saves his livestock at the same time.
Meanwhile, Laud Anthony Basing, the Managing Director at Incas Diagnostics collaborated with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to produce COVID-19 test kits.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Facebook page of the U.S. Embassy Ghana, it is indicated that the young man was a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow in the Business and Entrepreneurship track at the Purdue University.
In line with Ghana's objectives in the fight against COVID 19, Anthony Basing's team aided the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to develop a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT).
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