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Government burned through ¢1billion sponsoring seeds and manures – Agric Minister

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has uncovered that about ¢1 billion was spent on sponsoring seeds and composts under the Planting for Food and Jobs drive in 2020.

Scarcely two months after the execution of the Planting for Food and Jobs drive, there was a lack of seedlings, yet government needed to go to Burkina Faso for help at that point, he pushed.

At the dispatch of the 37th release of National Farmers’ Day, Dr. Afriyie Akoto showed that the prosperity of ranchers is a need to government notwithstanding the monetary test.

He further disgraced ‘downers’ and guaranteed of bountiful food in the coming year.

As we consider how to build backing to ranchers, the National Farmers’ Day festivity should give some confirmation to ranchers that they will stay a need in our journey to catalise the modernization of agribusiness to help Ghana’s financial turn of events. This is proof of government’s obligation to supporting ranchers, especially smallholder ranchers. In 2020, government spent almost a billion cedis to sponsor seeds and manures alone,” he unveiled.

Delegate Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Moses Anim repeated his outfit’s obligation to clean the fisheries area.

As per him, the pandemic [Covid-19] required a pondering that prompted the development of certain arrangements to work on the area.

The service is ready to disinfect the fisheries area and guarantee that the tremendous possibilities are completely investigated. We would all be able to authenticate the way that the Covid-19 post period has empowered conversations and taking in among partners from the emergency to workn on the supportability and strength of fisheries. The result of a portion of these commitment should be put through the activity of strategy detailing and execution with full responsibility by government,” he expressed.

The current year’s National Farmers’ Day will be held in the Central Region.

As per the Regional Minister, Justina Assan, the facilitating of the occasion in the Central area this year comes at the proper time as her ward as of late got it together of the Planting for Food and Jobs.

The current year’s festival in the district came when the area is effectively taking part in the Planting for Food and Jobs which has helped various ranchers in the locale. The 37th Farmers Day festivity which will be held in the area can tackle the various possibilities by boosting the nearby economy of the district,” she said.

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