“Planting for Foods and Jobs” launches today

President Akufo-Addo will today Wednesday April, 19 2017,  launch the “Planting for Foods and Jobs” programme at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The Planting for Food & Jobs programme will get a $120 million (125 million Canadian dollars) investment from the Canadian government.

A deal for the release of the grant was agreed and signed between the two countries recently. Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta represented the government of Ghana while the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms. Heather Anne Cameron, signed for her country.

The programme is akin to the Operation Feed Yourself campaign launched by the Acheampong regime in the 1970s to make Ghana self-sufficient in food supply.

The Planting for Food & Jobs programme will be operating under five main components: supply of improved seedlings, provision of fertilisers, extension services, marketing for produce, and e-agriculture.

The initiative is aimed at making Ghana self-sufficient in food production and export.