LGU Munai receives a hauling truck to aid local farmers’ transportation and hauling expenses.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) turned over a hauling truck to the Local Government Unit of Munai, Lanao del Norte on March 22, in this city.

Said vehicle is funded under the Enhanced Kadiwa Financial Grant Program with a total project cost of Php 2.5 million, of which 20% (P500K) came from LGU’s equity. In an interview with Munai Mayor Racma D. Andamama, she is thankful to DA-10 for the assistance since farmers in their town are coping with transportation and hauling costs.

“Our farmers have problems hauling their produce, such as unavailability of transport vehicles and expensive hauling costs, that is why, we are very thankful to the department for giving us this truck. We are looking forward for our farmers to have easier transport of their produce to the market, without spending too much in hauling,” the mayor remarked.

Meanwhile, DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado hoped that the LGU Munai would utilize the said transport vehicle well and, at the same time, maintain its condition so that more farmers could benefit from it.

Present in the said turnover are Munai municipal administrator Mangontawar B. Andamama, Munai municipal agriculturist Charion B. Mayo, AMAD Assistant Chief Ferdinand F. Caraballe, and Provincial Operations Center Chief of Lanao del Norte, Engr. Abdulharis P. Paporo.# (CRS)