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Mr. Tay with his awards

Government Committed To Improving the Agric Sector – Award Winner

Best Crop Farmer for the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality awarded during the 33rd National Farmers’ Day celebration, Mr. Tetteh Moses Tay from Yonguase has expressed strong optimism in the leadership of the Nana Addo-led government to transform the agricultural sector to the highest level possible.

According to him, the NPP Government recognizing the critical role the Agric sector plays has rolled out a number of interventions to rejuvenate the Agric sector, adding that policies such as the planting for food and jobs is a critical intervention.

“The Akuffo-Addo led Government is identifying the critical role the Agric sector plays and has rolled out a number of interventions to revitalize the sector. Policies such as the planting for food and jobs have been specially crafted to solve most of the problems in the sector and at the same time create opportunities for more people especially the youth to go into agriculture,” Mr. Tay stated.

Speaking in an interview with ritefmonline.org’s Prince Paul Amuzu after the awards ceremony, the crop farmer said that no country has achieved rapid economic progress and improved upon the lives of its citizens without investing in the sector.

“No country has achieved rapid economic progress and improved upon the lives of its citizens without investing conscientiously, deliberately and scientifically in agriculture and I have realized that the NPP Government is ready to do that,” he added.

The best crop farmer also believes that the NPP Government has the vision since agriculture remains the backbone of the economy.

“The NPP Government has the vision and I believe that since agriculture remains the backbone of the economy and provides employment for over seventy per cent (70%) of the population and contributes about 22% to Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), there is the need to invest massively in the sector,” Mr. Tay underscored.

Lower Manya Krobo celebrated the 2017 National Farmers’ Day at the Oborpah West School Park as part of the nationwide events to mark the 33rd edition of the day.

Source: Prince Paul Amuzu/ritefmonline.org/princeamuzu667@gmail.com

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