Reverend Dr Kwesi Nkum Wilson, Principal of the Komenda
College of Education, says the College has adopted piggery production to shore up Internally
Generated Funds (IGF) to support the administration of the College.
The initiative formed part of a multifaceted innovative home-grown solution and strategies to
maintain the institution as Ghana’s foremost teacher training Centre of excellence.
“Our piggery project is doing well. With three pigs in March 2021, we now have 39, and with
other females crossed, we are compelled to increase the capacity of the sty as we hope to
become a leading piggery Centre in the region by the end of the year,” the Principal said.
Dr Wilson said this at the College’s 15th Matriculation ceremony at Komenda in the Komenda Edina-Eguafo-Abrim Municipality of the Central Region.
In all, a total of 485 students, including 215 females, were matriculated to pursue various
programmes in Early Childhood, Primary Education, Agricultural Science,
Mathematics/Science, Home Economics Technical and Visual Arts.
Dr Wilson said the College had begun a project dubbed ‘One Student, One Tree’ as part of the
Green Ghana Initiative to inculcate the habit of planting, maintaining and ensuring
environmental cleanliness in students to preserve the environment.
As part of the project, more than five thousand tree seedlings of different species would be
planted and nurtured to maturity as an aggressive measure to preserve the country’s forest
cover and the environment and roll back climate change and its debilitating impact.
He also explained that each student was assigned to an economic tree with a responsibility to
nurture it during their stay on campus.
Prior to the Green Ghana exercise, the College had planted 3,500 coconut seedlings on a 45
acre land managed by the College’s Department of Agriculture as part of its green drive.
Also, the College had started growing flowers to attract bees to its beehives to produce high
quality natural commercial honey for local and international consumption.
According to him, bee juice could boost stamina to help one exercise longer, improve blood
flow, and aid normal blood pressure.
Touching on the essence of the Green Revolution, Dr Wilson underscored the relationship
between trees and human existence, saying trees give oxygen that man needed to survive.
Trees reduce the number of storms, water runoff, check erosion and pollution in waterways and
reduce the effects of flooding.
“Many species of wildlife depend on trees for habitat. Trees provide food, medicine, protection,
and homes for many birds and mammals,” he noted.
The Principal appealed to all to embrace the Green Ghana programme, saying that it was a
collective responsibility for Ghanaians to take part in the exercise.