Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has stated that the NDC government would continue to increase public investment in the agric sector.
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur made the statement at the 32nd National Farmers Day Celebration at Walewale in the Northern Region which was under the theme “Agriculture: A Business Responsibility to Economic Growth.”
He said the theme for the celebration was appropriate and is in line with government’s agenda for the agric industry. He explained that from year to year agriculture increases gross domestic product and creates more jobs that attracts the youth.
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said agriculture is the mainstay of the economy of the country and that government would add value to agricultural produce to attract more foreign exchange.
He said government would reduce the risk confronting farmers and as part of government’s intervention to help farmers, they have invested in cocoa roads and other road sectors.
He added that government had also shifted its focus on agricultural mechanization, irrigation, fisheries and livestock to help the sector.
He used the occasion to congratulate all farmers in the country and wished them more successes in the years ahead. The regional Best Farmer went to Mr. Nakoja Natumbi. He was given a tricycle, water pumping machine and other equipments.
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, Northern Regional Minister, Abdalah Abunakari and the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Naa Buhugu Mahami Abdulai
Source: Maxwell Okamafo Addo/ email: email@example.com