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Development Partners Asked To Support Agric Development

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has appealed to the country’s development partners to intensify their efforts by engaging more with the ministry to provide a more holistic approach towards the development of the country’s agriculture.

According to the minister, the government intends to involve the private sector in the new agriculture policy dubbed ‘Planting for Food and Job’ not only to promote food security but also create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

Speaking at a technical summit organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Feed the Future’s Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) in Accra, Dr. Akoto Owusu said Ghana’s agricultural sector had a lot of potentials which have been let untapped, particularly by development partners and individuals with the capacity to do so.

According to him the NPP government under the leadership of President Akuffo Addo is committed to engaging the private sector and creating the enabling environment for investment in agriculture by abolishing certain taxes to make the economy private sector friendly as has been the engine of growth for every economy for the creation of more jobs especially for the youth.

Source: ritefmonline.org

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