Government allocates GHS 1.1bn to agric sector to create more jobs – Pres Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo has revealed that, an amount of GH₵1.1 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The President indicated that the allocation is part of the government’s efforts to boost the agriculture sector.
The President made this known in a tweet post, adding that the growth to be experienced in the sector will result in the creation of more jobs for citizens.
“An amount of GH¢1.1 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2022 to boost the agriculture sector to create more jobs.”
“More jobs to be created in the agriculture sector. #JobsForAll,” he tweeted.
Commemorating Farmers’ Day last year, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie-Akoto explained that the modules under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme are underlying strategies “to promote agribusinesses along the value chain to ensure maximum returns to job creation for the economy of Ghana.”
The modules include; the food crops module, rearing for food and jobs, the greenhouse technology module and the farm mechanization module.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, Yaw Frimpong Addo, says 1.7 million farmers have been enrolled on the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme.
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