Ghana will have food in abundance next year – Dr Akoto

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Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, says a standard visit to food creation regions shows that the nation will have ample food one year from now.

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He, along these lines, dispersed reports that the nation would confront a food lack and said there would be surplus food.

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“I just got back from Volta and Oti districts the previous evening as a component of my customary field visits and with what I saw there just as my perception at other food creation regions, food will be in wealth,” he said.

Dr Akoto, at the dispatch of the 37th Edition of the National Farmer’s Day, said the exhibition of the area was the sign of the public authority’s assorted help through the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program.

Public Farmers Day is praised on the principal Friday of December, every year, to perceive the commitment of ranchers and fishers to financial turn of events.

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The current year’s version, which will occur in Cape Coast, the Central Regional capital, would be facilitated mutually by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, and Ghana Cocoa Board.

Dr Akoto said ranchers stayed a need in government’s mission to modernize the agribusiness area to develop the economy.

He said government in 2020 contributed almost a billion cedis to getting composts and seeds for smallholder ranchers to help increment yields.

Nana Otuo Siriboe, the Chairperson of the Council of State, said: “Cultivating keeps on giving various roads to work of residents along the worth chain. The more explanation ranchers ought to be commended.”

“The most recent four years has seen great government support for farming. What stands apart for me is the responsibility of the public authority to modernize farming.”

Nana Siriboe, who is likewise the Paramount Chief of Juaben Traditional Area, said the PFJ had supported food creation in the nation and approached ranchers to make a solid effort to guarantee food security.

Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, in an assertion followed through for her benefit, said one of the major difficulties in the area was unlawful fishing exercises and that the Government was setting up measures to manage the hazard.

She said the Ministry was ready to disinfect the area to guarantee that the possibilities were investigated to keep on making significant commitments to the economy.

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