President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would on Friday, December 7, announce additional boosts for farmers and the agricultural sector at the 2018 Farmers’ Day celebration, which takes place in Tamale.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, announced this, at a media briefing, in Accra, stated: “We will also use the provided opportunity to highlight work aimed at improving the welfare of farmers.
The celebration is on the theme: “Agriculture, Moving Ghana beyond Aid”.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah said the theme reflected the premium placed on Agriculture by the Government and the critical role of the sector and its players in Ghana’s ability to meet the goal of not depending on aid to grow.
“It will be used not only to reward hardworking Regional and National Best Farmers but also as a platform to outline efforts by the administration to enhance agricultural productivity and its rewards to farmers in 2019 and 2020,” he said.
Mr Oppong-Nkrumah said in 2019 the Programme would be expanded to focus on the number of farmers, kinds of inputs and the produce, as well as markets, particularly, with a focus on international markets.
He said these were expected to yield 7.3 per cent and 7.0 per cent for 2019 and 2020, respectively.
He however, the details of the expansion would be out-doored at the event of Friday.