REPORT ON THE BIO-SECURITY FENCE PROJECT OF
MOBILELIVESTOCK COMMON INITIATIVE GROUP.
Atomba Titus Tegwi
NOWEPFA COOP- BOD - Cameroon
P O Box 729 - Bamenda
The bio-security fence project initially involved the fencing of both the piggery and the garden section of Mobile Livestock farm but now focus is on the piggery section only. There is an opening at the bottom part of the fence that links the piggery to the garden such that manure from the piggery can reach the garden easily.
- This report is another in the series of reports that explain how funds are used in the realization of the fence in stages.
At the time this report is written the bottom part of the piggery is almost completed but for the concrete cap over the walls to protect rain from soaking the walls. Two sides of the fence actually have been erected and only one side on the left wing of the piggery is left.
Plastering of the walls with sand/cement is still to be done and that will probably be the last assignment to accomplish as finishing touches to the project. Some maintenance work on the piggery floor and walls is equally done alongside the fence construction work.
Here we exclude material used in the construction of an open seating space above the piggery, a place where the road map to the farm and instruction for visitors is placed and after visiting the piggery visitors can seat to discuss with the farm manager. Also we did not include material used in extending the piggery because all of these added activities are the sole responsibility of Mobile Livestock.
The material used include ;- Sun-dry earth bricks, sand, cement, wood, iron rods and concrete.
SOURCES OF FUNDS:
Right: Below the piggery (Outer side, Garden side)
Work in progress, with Mobile livestock labor force
The red iron door seen from the outer side is the exit point for marketable stock of pigs and the open door seen from the inner side is the exit point to the garden bellow the piggery. This door requires an iron door shorter same like the exit point for pigs which we do not have enough funds for that yet.
The earth bricks are dissolvable with the coming of rains in march, so we need to cement the walls and render the bottom part impermeable to water to avoid damage and we do not have the funds to proceed with that action.
The manure drying area also needs to be roofed and that is yet another uphill task for Mobile livestock but it is essential since the farm is a demonstration farm for visiting farmers to learn.
This project could not have arrived the stage at which it is without the support of our Japanese friends to whom we owe a lot of appreciation. The funds from Japan were channeled to us through our Japanese focal person and dear friend Go Komatsu.
From the lesson learned from our Japanese and Dutch friends that there is happiness is giving than in receiving, this year 2017, Mobile Livestock slaughtered a pig from its farm and shared the pork to family, friends, neighbours and to some members of the cooperative free of charge.
By doing that we believe that it was our obligation to extend the hand of fellowship from Japan and Netherlands to those who were not privilaged to have the friends that we have abroad. This was done before the pig that was slaughtered and sold on the 24th December 2017.
We send SPECIAL THANKS TO Shiho Matsukura, Megumi Izumoji, Yoko the mother of Go Komatsu and most especially to Go Komatsu for creating time within his very busy shedule to read and translate our project reports, build our web pages, and also transfer the support contribution from friends to us in Cameroon.
Also many thanks to Tokyo Union Church friends and others we do not know who stood by Go Komatsu, giving him advice on how to approach issues abroad.
We also send SPECIAL THANKS to our very dear friends in the Netherlands Arie Peter Wingelaar, Djouke and Gea who have since 2007 been changing the lifes of many families in Cameroon. These famillies through me sent their greetings and new year wishes to you all and ask for God's richest blessings for the year 2018.
To crown it all, we say HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 as we are looking forward to meeting you this year God willing.
(This report has been written in January 2018)
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