Highlights: Appointments Committee grills Agric Minister-Designate

Akoto Afrihyienet1Dr. Owusu Afrihyie Akoto promised to bring massive improvement in the Agric sector

The third batch of President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial appointees appeared before the Appointments Committee on Tuesday January 25 for vetting.

Yesterday’s event saw Minister-designate for Agric, Dr. Owusu Afrihyie Akoto making promises to revamp the Agriculture sector in several ways. Dr. Owusu Afriye-Akoto, assured government of developing infrastructure to attract foreign direct investments into the sector to prevent previous cases of low FDI as a result of inadequate infrastructure in the sector.

He noted that preparations are underway to host some foreign investors who are willing to do business given the assurance that the NPP government will invest heavily in infrastructure for the sector.

Responding to allegations about his promotion of GMO’s in the country, Mr. Afrihyie Akoto stated that they are displaced claims. According to him, his calls are for the use of improved seeds developed by Ghanaian scientists to enhance crop production and earn farmers more income.

Two others, Kwaku Agyemang Manu; Minister-designate for Health and Mathew Opoku Prempeh; Minister designate for Education were also present in Parliament for vetting.

Here are highlights of Dr. Afrihyie Akoto’s vetting in Parliament