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The Member of Parliament for Kwadaso, Dr Afriye Akoto has reminded government to pay special attention to agriculture for the eradication of poverty in the country.


He blamed the government from shifting its attention from agricultural sector to the services hence the decline in investors in the agricultural sector.


Dr Afriye Akoto made these statements in an interview with Adakabre Frimpong Manso on Dwaso Nsem today.


The member of the Parliamentary select on Agriculture said the government has to increase the budget for agriculture so that the sector can country can rapidly develop.


Dr. Akoto urge government to increase the budget allocated for agric sector to encourage farmers to do more for the economy of the country.

Reacting to the story, the Deputy Minister of Agric, Yaw Effah Berfe said government has place major policies to boost agriculture and to eradicate poverty.


He disclosed that the government has subsidized farming fertilizers to assist farmers. So far the government has ordered about 1500 tractors to famers in the first quarter of 2012.


He stated that the government is on course to include technology in the sector by providing technological equipment to farmers.


He explained that without the necessary farming technology the lives of farmers cannot be improved. Mr Yaw Effah Berfe explained that the government is ready to empower local farmers to be much more competitive on the international market.

He congratulated former President Kufour for receiving the 2011 world food prize award. He confessed that President Kufour put a lot of measures and policies in place to boost the agricultural sector and that the ministry will continue to pursue those programmes.


June 23, 2011 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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