Ghana can be a leading producer of palm oil — Paul-Kwabena-Amaning

  Richard Obeng Bediako
Business Features Ghana can be a leading producer of palm oil — Paul-Kwabena-Amaning

President of the Artisanal Palm Oil Millers and Outgrowers Association of Ghana, Mr. Paul-Kwabena-Amaning, has said the oil palm industry in Ghana can feed the whole of Europe if government invests in the palm oil sector.

According to him, should government invest in the palm oil sector, Ghana will be the leading producer of palm oil in the world.

He further stressed that Ghana has all the raw materials to be one of the leading producers of palm oil hence government needs to invest in oil palm industry to make it lucrative to create jobs for Ghanaian youth.

“The oil palm industry has the capacity to feed the whole of Europe, this can be achieved if the government invest huge sums of money in the palm oil industry,’’ Mr. Paul-Kwabena-Amaning exclusively told Okatakyire Obeng Mensah on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7.

Paul believes the land tenure system which works perfectly in Malaysia helps them to grow palm trees on a large scale and process the fruits into quality oil.

He further stated that the commercialization of oil palm will boost the country’s economy and reduce the unemployment rate.