The Deputy Minister in charge of crops at the ministry of food and agriculture (MOFA) Hon. Amed Alhassan yakibu has said that, government is encouraging the private sector to invest in agriculture development.
According to him, the Navorongo Nasia valley has fully been prepared up to 10,000 hectors granting the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project opportunity to partner the private sector to involve investors of farmers, companies to invest in engineering the 10,000 hectors of rice production in the Northern Ghana in the area of irrigation.
Hon. Amed speaking to rite FM on the Agric Forum programme on responding to comment about peasant farmers association of Ghana saying government should invest into agriculture added that, Wienco through the integrated water and agriculture agency is developing another irrigation facility in Yaaba community in the Northern region which is purely capital and facilitated by government.
According to him, government has gone for a loan from the World Bank to rehabilitate the Vea and Tano irrigation dam. “We are also encouraging the banks to set aside their loan proposals to affect agriculture”. Said Hon. Amed.
He said government and the ministry of food and agriculture is committed to subsidizing the cost of agriculture inputs for farms to patronize it for farming activities.
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