AGRICULTURE

Gov’t keen to boost agriculture - Dr Letsa
The Volta regional minister, Dr Archibald Letsa has reiterated government’s commitment to invest heavily in the agric sector to help produce more raw materials to feed the country's agro-industries under the “one district, one factory” initiative.

Date Created : 6/21/2017 6:57:54 AM : Story Author : Enoch Amegletor/ Alice Abubakari/ Ghanadistricts.com


According to him, initiatives such as the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme by the Akuffo Addo government was aimed at increasing the country’s agric production to feed the various industries.

The programme, he said, will among other things create over 750,000 direct and indirect jobs in various parts of the country.

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Dr. Letsa made this known at a mini-durbar to welcome an investment company, "Unigreen Investments" for acquiring over 2500 hectares of Land in the North Tongu District for Commercial Farming.


The Investor is also expected to put up a rice mill and a sugar processing factory in the District.

Assuring that all the necessary assistance have been put in place to guarantee the success of the programme, the Minister said the future is bright as government has already put in place initiatives such as subsidizing fertilizers and deploying agric extension officer to help make faming attractive to the youth.