Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo assures heavy investment in agriculture in 2019
President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed the government's plan to heavily invest in the agricultural sector in the next year. The government aims to boost the sector and make it the fulcrum of the industrialisation agenda of Ghana.
While addressing the 34th National Farmers Day in Tamale (the capital city of Northern Region of Ghana), Nana Akufo-Addo opined that farm machinery worth $216 million would be imported to revive 160 moribund agriculture mechanisation centres and establish new ones.
On the other hand, 80 warehouses each with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes will be constructed at multiple locations across Ghana. Even the construction and rehabilitation of several dams and dugouts under the one village, one dam to enhance all-year-round farming etc. will be accomplished.
The President further said that the government is all set to implement new initiatives like Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ) and Aquaculture for Food and Jobs (AFJ). These will ensure enhancing the agricultural sector and generate jobs to combat unemployment.
"Our strategy of improving the agriculture sector would be aggressively achieved in 2019," President Nana Akufo-Addo added, as reported by Graphic Online.
He also proposed further development on the facilities at the Kotoka International Airport including other trade routes to enhance the country's export of agricultural produce.