Agric ‘key growth driver’ – Akufo-Addo

Business News of Friday, 1 December 2017

Source: classfmonline.com

2017-12-01

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government is poised to modernise agriculture in Ghana.

According to him, modernisation of the agriculture sector is key to this government, thus, all efforts will be channeled into that endeavour.

Speaking in Kumasi on Friday, 1 December during the National Framers’ Day celebration which is being marked on the theme: ‘Planting for Food and Job’, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “I wish to state that this government is convinced that agriculture is a key driver of growth and development. The modernisation of agriculture will, thus, remain a priority of this government.

“Our prescription for tackling the problems of the agricultural sector is to operationalise a comprehensive plan to enhance food security, improved farm productivity, strengthen leakages in the stretch and thereby create jobs, improve rural livelihood and wealth for all Ghanaians.

“The thrust of the key policies is to promote agribusiness by placing emphasis on agricultural value chain development in partnership with the private sector.

“We believe this is the way to transform Ghana’s agriculture as we target to move from subsistence to a business-centered approach to agriculture.

“We need to pay attention to all and not neglect any subsector in the pursuit of our goal. There have been numerous interventions in the crops, fisheries and livestock subsectors as part of our agenda to transform agriculture.”

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