Member Parliament for Mfantseman, Ekow Hayford, says evidence abounds that the agricultural sector is receiving unprecedented support through massive investment aimed at transforming and modernising the sector under the Akufo-Addo administration.
According to him, his government has left no one in doubt about the importance of agriculture as one of the cogs for accelerating economic growth.
“Government is doing everything possible to put agriculture on the part of the transformation.We need to raise agriculture to a higher plane to be able to improve on the quality of life for our people,” Ekow Hayford told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7.
According to him, farmers across the country have recorded bumper harvests, making food crops very cheap for all to purchase.
He said the successes chalked in the agric sector have interested foreigners who are trooping to Ghana to learn how the government has been able to improve the country’s yields.
Ekow Hayford maintained that there could be more productivity in Ghana’s agric sector should the right technology, quality seeds, fertilizers and market, be made available.
According to the Government, the Planting for Food and Jobs programme created in its first year alone created some 745,000 jobs.
The Planting for Food and Jobs programme is a flagship policy of the governing New Patriotic Party.
Launched by the president Akufo-Addo last year the programme is to help address the declining growth of the agricultural sector of the country.